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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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Was excited to see Mr. Bloomberg's announcement about his philanthropic focus for the future. We are a proud Bloomberg Philanthropies grantee and can attest to Mr. Bloomberg's commitment to a just transition. Read his full statement here #beyondcarbon

I wish all our panels started with music as powerful as Jacob Dyer and his family at @WorldBank energy and extractive week. Totally inspired by the work of Jacob & the team @CoalfieldWV, putting people at the heart of the economic transition in the Appalachian coalfields

Congratulations to our CEO, Brandon Dennison for being named one of #Grist50 2019! Check out the list here, and read more on how Brandon is planning for our future:

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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.