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ARC stands for Appalachia Regional Commission

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The Appalachian Regional Commission is a federal-state partnership that works with the people of Appalachia to create opportunities for self-sustaining economic development and improved quality of life.
The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) is a United States federal-state partnership that works with the people of Appalachia to create opportunities for self-sustaining economic development and improved quality of life. The Commission is a partnership of 420 counties or county-equivalents in 13 states (including eight independent cities in Virginia, where state law makes cities administratively separate from counties),[1] and the governors of West Virginia, Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia, and a presidential appointee representing the federal government.
Each year, the Appalachian Regional Commission provides funding for several hundred projects in the federal Appalachian Region, in areas such as business development, education and job training, telecommunications, infrastructure, community development, housing, and transportation. These projects create jobs; construct and improve local water and sewer systems; increase school readiness; expand access to health care; assist local communities with strategic planning; and provide technical and managerial assistance to emerging businesses.
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The Appalachian Regional Commission publishes documents in the Federal Register. Explore most recent and most cited documents published by the Appalachian Regional Commission.
Share Appalachian Regional Commission The Appalachian Regional Commission was established by Congress in 1965 to bring Appalachia into the mainstream of the American economy. As defined by the Commission, the 200,000-square-mile region includes 420 counties in 13 states. All of West Virginia is included, as well as parts of Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia.