Monday, April 15, 2013

Conference April 19-21 to focus on ways to build non-coal economy in E. Ky., Central Appalachia

The Appalachia Bright Future conference, designed to find ways to bolster the economy in Eastern Kentucky and the rest of Central Appalachia, while generating new jobs, businesses and new opportunities for families not solely based on the coal industry, is scheduled Friday through Sunday, April 19-21 in Harlan, Ky.

Nola Sizemore reports for the Harlan Daily Enterprise, "Guest speakers will relate lessons learned from other regions who have gone through transitions and examples of entrepreneurs and communities beginning to build a brighter future for their areas." The event features a sliding-scale registration fee of $5 to $100, which covers entrance to conference events, coffee and breakfast snacks each morning, and lunch and dinner on Saturday. Child care will not be available. The conference website is here.

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