We are so grateful for Shaping Our Appalachian Region and its partners and sponsors for creating a forum where agencies, organizations, businesses and each of us can create, collaborate, and deploy state-of-the-art ideas.
Working for Eastern Kentucky
Shaping Our Appalachian Region is a nonprofit serving the 54 Appalachian Regional Commission counties of Eastern Kentucky. Born from the economic fallout of the coal industry, Shaping Our Appalachian Region’s mission today is to solve the deep-seated issue of population retention and growth in Eastern Kentucky.
Follow four steps to get involved with Shaping Our Appalachian Region
Shaping Our Appalachian Region is combating population loss in Eastern Kentucky by investing in existing communities and attracting new residents. We know this will in turn drive economic growth and regional prosperity. But we’re not just talking the talk — we’re actively executing our ideas every day. We invite you to join us in our mission by taking four steps.
Get to work
Access a one-stop-shopfor digital skills training, regional job listings, and remote work opportunities in Eastern Kentucky.
Get business help
Get free entrepreneurship training, services, and funding through SOAR Innovation.
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Celebrate Eastern Kentucky with us
Together, we have faced our challenges head-on and united in our mission to make southern and eastern Kentucky a better place to live for future generations.
SOAR is living proof of what we can achieve when we come together to move the commonwealth forward.
Shaping Our Appalachian Region provides the opportunity for all to learn and work together to overcome similar problems in order to achieve common goals.
Starlink (through Shaping Our Appalachian Region) has made such a huge impact on my life. My parents can schedule and take doctor appointments without leaving the house! Also, I can do my job at the elementary school, because I have access to Google Classroom. Starlink is amazing!
I’ll never be able to express how grateful I am to the whole Shaping Our Appalachian Region team for helping me create a real, tangible way to achieve my dreams and working with me as a mom to lay the foundation for my family’s future.
I have been inspired by Shaping Our Appalachian Region in so many ways – inspired to do more for my community, inspired to collaborate more to improve the region, and inspired to work on my development as a person and a leader.
Jackson County is open for business, and we now have the pieces in place to let the whole world know. We wouldn’t have been able to do this without the support of Shaping Our Appalachian Region. They listened and connected us with the right people to turn our idea into a reality.
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