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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Just dropped of our popular Salad Mix! Also our first harvest of Toscono Kale and some fresh Romaine Lettuce! 🥗🥦🥒🥕🍆🍅🌶

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Rebuilding Appalachian Economy

March 24, 2018, 1:30pm - March 24, 2018, 3:00pm

Join Shepherd Alumni and CEO of Coalfield Development, Brandon Dennison as he discusses the work of the organization's goal to rebuild the Appalachian Economy. STORER BALLROOM | STUDENT CENTER | 1:30P...

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Free Hazwoper Training

March 20, 2018, 8:00am - March 23, 2018, 6:30pm

Whether you're a laid-off coal miner, a veteran, or just need new skills to get a better job, this is for YOU! PLUS graduates will receive job placement assistance. No experience is necessary and all ...

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At @CoalfieldWV we work every day to ensure a brighter future for coal-dependent communities. But to continue our progress, Congress must address the need for urgent action. See it @Newsweek here:

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


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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.