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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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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Talk it Up Tuesday!
Did you know that Coalfield Development is made up of five Social Enterprises that all do incredible work?
Over the next several Tuesdays, we will highlight these Social Enterprises and let you "Talk it Up"...
Today's Social Enterprise is: Revitalize Appalachia

Revitalize Appalachia develops the green-collar construction workforce through on-the-job training in modern construction techniques. Tangible community projects are completed in mostly vacant and abandoned buildings as well as on former mine-lands. Our work-crews see the construction aspects across Coalfield’s family of enterprises through to completion. We focus on improving environmental remediation practices and policies and have redeveloped over 160,000 square feet of formally dilapidated commercial property in southern West Virginia.
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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.