Appalachia looks for heavy investment in new infrastructure bill

Appalachia is a region of the U.S. that helped shape the entire country. However, the region has fallen behind and almost seems to be stuck in time due to high rates of poverty and companies leaving the area.

Policy Matters Ohio and Reimagine Appalachia are working to restore the region and bring jobs back to the area. Policy Matters Ohio Senior Researcher Amanda Woodrum detailed the regional problems and some potential solutions on America’s Work Force Union Podcast. Continue reading

New initiative helps bring equality to those in a forgotten region

With Appalachia being a region that has fallen behind in terms of progress compared to other regions, Caitlin Johnson of Policy Matters Ohio discussed a new coalition called Reimagine Appalachia on the Aug. 13 episode of America’s Work Force Radio Podcast. Continue reading