What We AreA monthly internet video series offered by Virginia Tech's Outreach and International Affairs to guide and inspire leaders throughout Appalachia who are working hard to create prosperity in their towns.
Christiansburg, Virginia, bets on a high-priced, high-stakes asset to make a big splash, and Marion looks at a winning scheme to pump up its downtown. Also, billions of dollars roll into small towns from the USDA. Is your town getting its share? And get an expert tip from the Appalachian Citizen’s Law Center.
In Lewisburg, West Virginia, all signs show that appearances count. Marion, Virginia, preserves its heritage while looking toward a vibrant future. And Mayor David Horton talks about making Radford a well-known gem in the region.
Glen Lyn’s one-of-a-kind mayor explains his modus operandi, and Save Our Towns mentor Andrew Davis offers his best-yet advice to towns.
Take a look back over the past year of progress in Pennington Gap, Virginia.
Huntington, West Virginia, has not been immune to the opioid crisis that rages throughout Appalachia — but the response of its mayor has earned national recognition.
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