Blog Posts and Articles

Our Blog is a reflection of the endeavors of Coalfield Development, its social enterprises and the passion of our people through courage, creativity and community to rebuild the Appalachian economy from the ground up.

Recent Posts

The Energy Transition

As the world necessarily transitions to a low emission future to mitigate our impacts on the climate, employment in solar and wind is exploding, generating jobs 2.5 times…

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In the fall of 2013, when Tracy Spaulding was a high school sophomore, the coal mine in his West Virginia town closed. And with it, he assumed, went his path…

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PBS NewsHour

“Job Training and Community College Put Coalminers on a New Path” was a segment that profiled the work of Coalfield Development and its family…

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From The Ashes

In the words of Coalfield’s own Brandon Dennison, “I recently had the remarkable and surreal opportunity to be part of the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City…

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Quality Jobs

The centerpiece of Coalfield’s operation is its Quality Jobs Initiative (QJI), a program that employs local youth – recent high school graduates to those…

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Theory of Change

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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