"The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) is an economic development partnership agency of the federal government and 13 state governments focusing on 420 counties across the Appalachian Region. ARC’s mission is to innovate, partner, and invest to build community capacity and strengthen economic growth in Appalachia."
"NADO members work to improve local and regional quality of life by promoting economic and community development through place-based strategies in the areas of: housing, transportation, infrastructure, workforce development, entrepreneurship, disaster resilience, social services, aging services, and other sectors."
"The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is a global self-funded nonprofit organization, established in 1896, devoted to
eliminating death, injury, property and economic loss due to fire, electrical and related hazards. NFPA delivers information and
knowledge through more than 300 consensus codes and standards, research, training, education, outreach and advocacy; and by
partnering with others who share an interest in furthering our mission. Our mission is to help save lives and reduce loss with
information, knowledge and passion."
"We provide leadership on food, agriculture, natural resources, rural development, nutrition, and related issues based on public policy,
the best available science, and effective management. We have a vision to provide economic opportunity through innovation, helping
rural America to thrive; to promote agriculture production that better nourishes Americans while also helping feed others throughout
the world; and to preserve our Nation's natural resources through conservation, restored forests, improved watersheds, and healthy
private working lands."