STRONG Mountain Communities

CREATING SUSTAINABLE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN APPALACHIA


Strong Mountain Communities (SMC) is focused on nurturing job creation and sustainable economic development and diversification in the southern coalfields of West Virginia.


To promote sustainable business growth, SMC:

  • Provides “deal-making” services that align funding, technical assistance,business coaching, and promotion to support and adequately capitalize burgeoning businesses and social enterprises in our region.
  • Serves as a central ‘convener’ for businesses, organizations, and stakeholders concerned with the economic well-being of southern West Virginia. In this role, SMC collects and disseminates the lessons learned by its partners through an annual regional conference, periodic meeting sat the local level, and representation and advocacy at regional and national meetings.