The Partners

More than 200 organizations and individuals have partnered to make this work possible. Our Partners are at the core of building a 21st Century Appalachia as they are local individuals, organizations, and businesses that represent the fabric of our region. Partnering with local people that live here means the promise to create opportunity is not an empty promise, it is a shared goal that we all benefit from. Even if you haven't made it official, if you share the common goal of building a brighter tomorrow here, you are already a partner in Creating a Future in Appalachia.

Become A Partner

If you believe there is a Future in Appalachia, you have a seat at our table. Our organization offers a variety of ways to become a formalized partner in our program of work from the Blueprint Partnership Program to more formalized partnerships levels. Learn more by reading our Case for Support.

Presenting Partners

Founding Partners

East Kentucky Partners

Unity Partners

Cornerstone Partners

Grassroots Partners

Public Partners

Blueprint Partners


American Metal Works
Andy Elliott DMD PSC
Appalachian Connection
Benham Schoolhouse Inn
Berea College
Big Sandy Area Community Action Program, Inc.
BigFoot International Sales & Marketing
Bit Source
CEDIK University of Kentucky
Challenger Learning Center of Kentucky
Chocolat Inn & Café
City of Prestonsburg
Community Connections LLC
Concord & Branch
CST, Inc.
Cumberland Gap Region Tourism Association
Daniel Boone Community Action Agency, Inc.
DisABILITY Resource Center of Southeast Kentucky
Downtown Beattyville Alliance
Dynamic Media Group
Eastern Kentucky Child Care Coalition
Eastern Kentucky PRIDE, Inc.
Grayson Gallery & Art Center, Inc.
Harlan County Community Action Agency, Inc.
Harlan County Fiscal Court
Hazard Perry County Chamber of Commerce
Hindman Settlement School
Inquiry Technologies, LLC
KEENStart/Governor's School for Entrepreneurs
Kentucky Environmental Education Council
Kentucky Highlands Investment Corporation
Kentucky Innovation Network Pikeville Office
Kentucky Main Street and the Kentucky Heritage Council
Kentucky Natural Lands Trust
Kentucky Valley Education Cooperative
Kentucky Waterways Alliance
Leslie County Area Technology Center
Members Choice Credit Union
Meridzo Center Ministries
Mill Creek Software, LLC
Morehead Tourism Commission
Morehead-Rowan County Chamber of Commerce, Inc.
Mountain Comprehensive Health Corporation
Mountain Arts Center
Mt. Folly Enterprises
NextGen Septic, LLC
One East Kentucky
Our Mountains, LLC
Paintsville Tourism Commission
Paintsville/Johnson County Trail Town Committee
Paul B Hall Regional Medical Center
Peoples Rural Telephone Cooperative
Precision Custom Metal & Coatings LLC
Prestonsburg Tourism Commission
Rockcastle County Development Board
Royalton Trail Town Inc.
Rural Up, Inc.
Ray S. Jones II
Sew Knot Fancy
Sheltowee Farm
Shirt Gallery
SilverLiner LLC
SLG Resources, LLC
Southeast Kentucky Chamber of Commerce
Southeast Kentucky Economic Development Corp.
Sustainable Business Ventures
Teach for America- Appalachia
Teleworks USA
Thatcher's Downtown
The Beattyville Enterprises
Thermal Equipment Service,
Unlimited Realty and Auction Service
USA Drone Port (Drone Port of Kentucky Inc.)
Yoga On Main
Young Professionals of East Kentucky, Inc.

number of Individual Partners