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Rebuilding the Appalachian economy from the ground up.

We believe in developing the potential of Appalachian places and people as they experience challenging moments of economic transition by unlocking people’s creative power to transform perceived problems into opportunities in the communities we call home. We empower people to have faith in themselves to learn and grow. People who have never dreamed of earning a degree walk across the graduation stage with pride and work beside our employees improving our own communities in real, tangible ways, such as rehabilitating dilapidated buildings, repurposing abandoned mine lands, and starting new businesses.

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Learn about our Five Programmatic Branches


REalized Potential Social Enterprises
Social Enterprise and Economic Diversification (SEED) Partnerships
33-6-3 Workforce Development Model
Community-Based Real Estate Development
Strong Mountain Communities
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Without spirit, without willpower, without opportunities for overcoming structural barriers, a full life feels unattainable. It is the Coalfield Development Corporation’s belief that the cause of so many woes…

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Today we prep for winter on #RefreshFriday with @RefreshAppalach

It's #RealEstateThursday! After a rehab project that brought energy efficient appliances to the Courtyard Apartments in Wayne, Jacob, Claud, Jess, Tom and Chris recycled a trailer full of the old appliances by delivering them to the Habitat for Humanity Restore. Way to go!

Today is Boss's Day! Hope you have a great one from the lovely Appalachia. Celebrate your awesome boss! #bossday #coalfielddevelopment #wv

We are thrilled to announce that Brandon Dennison has been welcomed as a Fellow with @Ashoka ! Check out the details and all the new Fellows. Proud of everyone involved! #coalfieldwv #ashoka #ashokafellows

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To support a family of social enterprises that inspire the courage to grow, activate the creativity to transform perceived liabilities into assets, and cultivate the community needed for real opportunity in Appalachia through mentorship, education, and employment.