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

Newsweek: Coal Jobs

When we consider what it means to be American, what it is to achieve the American Dream, we can look to Appalachia as an embodiment…

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Revisioning Appalachia

When Brandon Dennison’s car pulls up to the old Corbin Ltd. factory on Huntington’s West End, he finds a crew of employees on a scissor lift installing a sign…

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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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