DDAA Monthly: February 2024


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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 for DDAA Board Members. On the evening of Sunday, March 10, an opening reception will be held for all conference attendees, as well as a dinner for DDAA members.

Conference plenary and breakout sessions begin at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, March 11 and continue through 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 13.

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

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 lack of broadband service has had a particularly crippling effect on the economy and quality of life in Southern West Virginia where income, educational attainment, and labor participation are persistently low following years of decline in the coal industry. 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.



Grant Opportunities


2024 NADO & DDAA Washington Conference

March 10 – 13, 2024

Arlington, VA

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Federal Community Development Funding Training

March 20 – 21, 2024

Bridgeport, WV

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Appalachian Regional Commission 

West Virginia Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Conference 

April 9, 2024

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM ET

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