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Appalachian Regional Commission

"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."

Department of Housing and Urban Development

National Association of Development Organizations

"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."

National Fire Protection Association

           "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."

United States Census Bureau

United States Congress

United States Department of Agriculture - Rural Development

           "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."

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