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Governor DeWine Named 2020 ARC States’ Co-Chair
January 8, 2020
Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has been elected as the Appalachian Regional Commission state's co-chair. As co-chair, Governor DeWine will work directly with the federal co-chair to invest in economic growth and development across the Appalachian Region.
Athens Chamber Names New President
January 3, 2020
The Athens Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors has named Dani Underhill as its new President. Mrs. Underhill replaces Michelle Oestrike who has been leading the organization for nearly four years. Mrs. Underhill’s first day will be Monday, January 6, 2020.
The Innovation Economy: What Comes After Coal
January 1, 2020
The Athens News has just released part one of its series that describes the lasting negative economic impact left by the coal companies. Athens County Commissioner Chris Chmiel cites the IC as a successful program that moves the region into the "innovation economy."