Allison Rose's life turned around at an opportunity presented to her following the sound of a judge's gavel. Addicted and pregnant, Allison was the recipient of Letcher County District Judge Kevin Mullins' compassion. This is Allison's remarkable story.
Second Chance Auto was created by Addiction Recovery Care as a way to build capacity around the organization's "Crisis to Career" model. Just eight months after opening, Second Chance Auto has serviced more than 2,000 vehicles and has nine full-time employees. They are not just changing tires... They are changing lives.
Digital Careers Now has created 270 jobs to date, including more than 100 with General Dynamics at Hubs in Cumberland (Harlan County) and Hazard (Perry County). Digital Careers Now was created through a $3.5 million Appalachian Regional Commission POWER grant.
Check out how the City of Pineville in Bell County is using a local incentive package to revitalize its Courthouse Square District. Since the beginning of this initiative, 200 jobs have been created and $8 million has been invested in downtown Pineville. There is now a 100% occupancy in Courthouse Square District.
James Glass and Denny Rohrer, wanted to find a way to help those displaced from the oil and gas and coal industries. They founded American Metal Works in Paintsville, Ky. in 2017 and now have a team of 11 highly-skilled CNC operators building parts for global companies.
The USA Drone Port is a Blueprint Partner of SOAR. The organization is a collaborative effort between local governments and Hazard Community and Technical College. The Drone Port is attracting international attention for providing training and being a training center for business and industry that are dependent on drone services.
AppHarvest is creating the Farming Now revolution to turn Appalachia Kentucky into the high-tech agriculture hub in the nation. They are doing this by constructing a more than 2.5 million square feet greenhouse in Morehead (Rowan County). Earlier this year, the project received the infusion of more than $90 million in investments.
Check out how connectivity is bringing new remote job opportunities to Owsley County through Teleworks USA, the Owsley County Action Team, Peoples Rural Telephone Cooperative, Owsley County Fiscal Court, and Jackson Energy.
The Challenger Learning Center of Kentucky, based in Hazard, Ky., has been a leader in providing STEM education across Appalachia Kentucky for two decades. More than 160,000 students have participated in Challenger-related activities since its opening.
Mark Halbert and William Porter worked for decades in and around the coal mining industry. They have used that same ingenuity to build remote control lawn mowers for rugged terrain. This is Slope Masters.
New Frontier Outfitters is a global apparel brand that calls Morehead, Ky. home. Jared and Josh Ravenscraft started selling hats out of their Jeep. By leveraging the digital economy, they are now a global brand.
SynTerra is made up of two parts, synergy and terra. Synergy represents what happens when we work with clients — the combined effect is greater than the sum of its parts. Terra represents the earth and the obligation we have to be stewards of a healthy environment. SynTerra has offices in Pikeville and Lexington and is working on a variety of projects throughout Appalachia Kentucky.