DDAA Monthly: July 2023



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LDD Board Member Shares Project Highlight Video: Eastgate River of Opportunity Project. Eastgate Regional Council of Governments and thirteen communities along the Mahoning River are working together to restore the river that gave it’s life to support the steel manufacturing industry. Click through to view the video of their progress and vision.

DDAA Holds Board Meeting in Pennsylvania

The DDAA Board of Directors met last week at Camelback Resort in Tannersville, PA with representatives from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) and the Center for Regional Economic Competitiveness (CREC). The meeting featured discussions on the strategic plan and priorities for advocacy and member engagement. DDAA thanks NEPA Alliance for hosting the meeting and the Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau for their support.



U.S. Energy Information Administration’s Quarterly Coal Report January–March 2023

USDA Rural Development Summary of Programs

Predisposing, Enabling and Reinforcing Factors Associated With Opioid Addiction Helping Behavior in Tri-State Appalachian Counties: Application of the Precede–Proceed Model–Cross-Sectional Analysis

Social Ecological Factors and Medication Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder Among Justice-Involved Rural and Urban Persons: The Geographic Variation in Addiction Treatment Experiences (GATE) Longitudinal Cohort Study Protocol

Bringing the Farm Bill to Your Farmers Market: A Toolkit

Catalyzing Regional Energy Transitions: Improving Conditions for Inflation Reduction Act Implementation in Central Appalachia and Texas

Does Shale Gas Development Impact Property Values in Central Appalachia? A Mixed Methods Critical Exploration

Grant Opportunities


Intentional Economic Development Council: How Marketing Your Region Drives Local Growth 

Online Webinar

August 2, 2023

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2023 Southern Economic Development Council (SEDC) Annual Conference

August 13 – 15, 2023

Williamsburg, VA

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ARC 2023 Annual Conference

September 11 – 12, 2023

Ashland, KY

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National Association of Development Organizations (NADO) – 4th National Summit on Rural Road Safety

September 12 – 14, 2023

Oklahoma City, OK

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Manufacturing Momentum Summit: Building the Future Defense Workforce

September 12 – 14, 2023

Arlington, VA

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The Manufacturing Institute – Workforce Summit: Sourcing Solutions

October 16 – 18, 2023

Atlanta, GA

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Biennial National Rural Housing Conference

October 24 – 27, 2023

Washington, D.C.

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National Association of Development Organizations (NADO) – Annual Training Conference

November 7 – 10, 2023

Cleveland, OH

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Development District Association of Appalachia

Building the Case for Your Local Development District

Ongoing – Anytime, Any Place

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Price: Free

Development District Association of Appalachia

Improving Customer Service at Local Development Districts

Ongoing – Anytime, Any Place

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Price: Free