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
Learn about upcoming events geared towards rebuilding Appalachia!

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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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Interested in supporting Coalfield’s mission? Place an order for one-of-a-kind reclaimed wood products made by the hands and hearts of hard working Appalachian men and women as part of our social enterprise Saw’s Edge. ⚙️🛠

Products available include coaster sets, key holders, mug holders, cheese boards, and cutting boards. Larger furniture and decor items such as tables and doors take longer to make, so they’re special order items at this point.

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A man takes on poverty by tapping the talent of former coal miners.

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@CoalfieldWV @crowdrise We're proud to support the efforts of @CoalfieldWV, @JTFund, & @worcaction as they uplift #coal-dependent communities across America.

Our 2nd Annual Labor Day Event honoring blue collar workers and Corbin Plant Retirees


We are getting ready for our 2nd Annual Labor Day Event starting at 6pm today & YOU are invited!

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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.