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Read on for recent happenings, announcements, and notable headlines from TARCOG and its communities throughout the region.

Investing in Appalachian Alabama

The Alabama Mountain Lakes Tourist Association (AMLA) recently released this video promoting funding and investment opportunities available from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC), an economic development partnership agency of the federal government and 13 state governments across the Appalachian region. Their mission is to innovate, partner and invest to build communities and strengthen economic growth in Appalachia.


Thirty-seven of Alabama’s 67 counties are located within the Appalachian region – including the entirety of the TARCOG region and many ARC investments have been made in our five counties over the past 50+ years.  TARCOG’s Executive Director, Michelle G. Jordan, is featured in the video speaking about this significant economic partnership and an ARC-funded project supporting STEM training opportunities in the Scottsboro City School System.