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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Our schools should teach shop class again.

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The hard-working people at Saw's Edge Woodshop are working tirelessly on beautiful Christmas gifts for you and the ones you love!
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There you will find beautiful, handmade, wood and glass products that make a perfect gift!
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Lincoln Co. Crew Members started out the week preparing for winter and the season extension for growing of their produce under high and low tunnels. These additional structures cover the beds and allo...

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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.