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Central Appalachian Network (CAN)

Specialties: Energy efficiency, Food, Forestry/wood products States served: Kentucky, North Carolina, Ohio, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia Additional details:

The Central Appalachian Network (CAN) is a regional network of six anchor organizations that pursue collective sustainable economic development strategies across the Appalachian region of Ohio, West Virginia, Kentucky, Virginia, and Tennessee. CAN builds regional partnerships and also works deeply at the sub-regional level around sectors and opportunities including local food value chains, forestry, new energy, small business development, social enterprise, recycling/upcycling, implementation-focused research, advocacy, and organizational capacity-building. CAN's members are Appalachian Center for Economic Networks (ACEnet), Appalachian Sustainable Development (ASD), Community Farm Alliance (CFA), Mountain Association for Community Economic Development (MACED), Natural Capital Investment Fund (NCIF), and Rural Action.

Contact: Andrew Crosson, 828-691-1365
Mailing address: 1456 C Patton Avenue
Asheville, NC 28806
Contact: Michelle Decker, 740-677-4047
Mailing address: 9030 Hocking Hills Drive
The Plains, OH 45780