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Several notable individuals acknowledge our work. See what they have to say about Coalfield Development and the impact we have on Appalachia.
14 Years Rebuilding Appalachia
2022 was Coalfield Development's 12-year anniversary - more than a decade of rebuilding the Appalachian economy from the ground up!
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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.

Coalfield Development’s Strategic Plan is a beacon of hope for central Appalachia, focusing on empowering the region through sustainable and inclusive development. With a commitment to growth, innovation, and opportunity, the plan outlines core capabilities including program design, social enterprise incubation, and community revitalization. At its heart, the plan embodies the values of Gumption, Grit, and Grace, aiming to build resilient communities and a thriving new Appalachian economy.

A New Day Fort Gay

This video is the first in a series showcasing the work we are doing in our Appalachian region to rebuild the economy.


Introducing CouncilVlog! These videos will give you an inside look to our monthly gatherings, Coalfield Council Day. 

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Find out what we've been up to...

Coalfield Development Selects Jacob Hannah as New CEO

Huntington, WV, –Last week, Coalfield Development Corporation’s Board of Directors unanimously approved Jacob Hannah, current Chief Conservation Officer, to be the next Chief Executive Officer of the West Virginia-based nonprofit. Hannah will assume the position effective January 1, 2024.

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Brandon’s Labor Day Remarks in Matewan

I want to share my thoughts and reflections on Labor Day. I think it’s a very important and special day. It’s meant to be a long weekend of rest and spending time with family, but I think it’s important to stop and reflect on all the workers who have given us the communities we have and the lives that we have lived.

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