Central Appalachian Network

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

The Central Appalachian Network 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), Coalfield Development CorporationCommunity Farm Alliance (CFA), Mountain Association for Community Economic Development (MACED), Natural Capital Investment Fund (NCIF), and Rural Action.

Contact: Andrew Crosson, 828-552-3231
Mailing address: 1456 C Patton Avenue
Asheville, NC 28806
Contact: Leslie Schaller, 740-592-3854
Mailing address: 9030 Hocking Hills Drive
The Plains, OH 45780