Adams County, OH
Appalachian Ohio
Building local leadership is key in transition efforts. By being nimble and creating programs that think about the jobs of tomorrow, GRIT is preparing both youth and adults in Southern Ohio for the future of work.
Mingo County, WV
Southern West Virginia
Mingo County, WV was a hub of activity in its coal heyday. As the energy industry shifts away from coal, Mingo County now has thousands of acres of former coal plant and mine sites. Through persistence and partnership, Mingo County is planning for and building a new and diverse economy through the redevelopment of former coal related properties.
Tonawanda, NY
Western New York
With a closure pending at the Huntley Generating Station in the Town of Tonawanda, NY, a community collaboration, known as the Huntley Alliance, petitioned the New York State Legislature to help fill the gap created by the loss in the tax base - thus creating the first in the nation coal transition gap funding program.
Generation West Virginia and State Broadband Policy
GWV is dedicated to attracting, retaining, and advancing young people in the Mountain State. After experiencing the challenges to workforce development caused by the state’s low access to broadband, GWV spent three years building coalitions and advocating for expanded broadband access in unserved and underserved areas in the state.
Becker, MN
Central Minnesota
Planning is everything. Becker, Minnesota started their planning process seven years before the first of three generating units was to be shuttered. By planning early, being inclusive and thinking creatively, Becker has begun attracting new businesses to their community to help offset the impact of future plant closures.
Coalfield Development
Coalfield Development has focused on both personal and professional development needs of workers in their region.