2025 Annual Conference: Call for Session Proposals

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The Development District Association of Appalachia is holding its Annual Conference in Arlington, Virginia from March 9-12, 2025. We plan to share cutting-edge ideas, highlight success stories and lessons learned, and engage with other LDDs during our annual gathering. DDAA is seeking compelling session proposals to ensure a comprehensive program. Session proposals should address topics and trends that reflect the wide-ranging needs and interests of member region, states or LDDs, with a focus on this year’s theme of Together Towards Tomorrow. We are searching for powerful session proposals that align with Appalachian Regional Commission’s 5 strategic goals.

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DDAA Monthly: May 2024

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  For all your LDD news! <!– <!– DDAA Monthly <!– Feature <!– <!– Don’t Miss Out! <!– <!– Join Us at The DDAA Professional Development Seminar in Huntington, WV <!– <!– <!– <!– We are thrilled to invite you to an incredible opportunity – the Professional Development Seminar hosted by DDAA on July 16th […]

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DDAA Monthly: April 2024

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  For all your LDD news! DDAA Monthly Feature Board Spotlight: Addressing Workforce Challenges Collaboratively Across State Political Boundaries Two small rural LDD’s located in Northern Appalachia were successful in obtaining a $4.5 million grant from ARC’s ARISE program to provide new and innovative workforce initiatives as a two state partnership. The Twin Tiers ARISE […]

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Board Spotlight: Addressing Workforce Challenges Collaboratively Across State Political Boundaries

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By: Chelsea Robertson, Executive Director, Southern Tier Regional Central Regional Planning & Development Board Two small rural LDD’s located in Northern Appalachia were successful in obtaining a $4.5 million grant from ARC’s ARISE program to provide new and innovative workforce initiatives as a two state partnership. The Twin Tiers ARISE program (TTAP) consist of a […]

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DDAA Monthly: March 2024

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  For all your LDD news! DDAA Monthly 2024 Professional Development Seminar Will Feature Deep Dive on ARC From July 16-17, 2024, DDAA will be hosting the 2024 Professional Development Seminar, designed to inform LDDs in Appalachia about the benefits of partnering with ARC. The benefits of partnering with ARC include: Access to additional grants […]

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DDAA Monthly: February 2024

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For all your LDD news! DDAA Monthly Last Chance to Sign up for the 2024 DDAA Annual Conference! Join DDAA for sessions focused on regional development, the federal landscape, and the programs and policies that matter most to Local Development Districts and their stakeholders. Conference content will begin on the afternoon of Sunday, March 10 […]

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Board Spotlight: Last-Mile West Virginia Broadband Expansion Project Will Bring Fiber to the Premises to Unserved Customers in Logan and Mingo Counties

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Rural counties in West Virginia have long been affected by the growing digital divide as the state has historically been one of the least broadband-connected in the country. This situation, however, is poised to dramatically change through the last-mile construction and deployment of fiber to the premises for 13,432 unserved residences, businesses, and community institutions in Logan and Mingo Counties. Click through to learn more from DDAA Board Member Chris Chiles!

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DDAA Monthly: January 2024

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  For all your LDD news! DDAA Monthly 2024 DDAA Annual Conference Registration Now Open! Join DDAA for sessions focused on regional development, the federal landscape, and the programs and policies that matter most to Local Development Districts and their stakeholders. Conference content will begin on the afternoon of Sunday, March 10 for DDAA Board […]

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