The Wayne County company whose goal is to assist formerly unemployed and unskilled people — including those who live in Mingo County — get the training they need in on-the-job settings like construction, agriculture, solar and mine land reclamation, got some financial assistance this week.


WILLIAMSON – Representatives from Refresh Appalachia, Ben Gilmer and Savanna Lyons, made a presentation to the board of directors of the Mingo County Redevelopment Authority (MCRA) at their regular meeting held last Thursday.

Refresh Appalachia is a social enterprise of the Coalfield Development Corp...

WILLIAMSON – The Mingo County Redevelopment Authority’s Refresh Appalachia project continues to gain momentum and 10 acres of farm land has been cultivated on a former surface mine reclamation site.

MCRA Director Leasha Johnson said 10 acres has been “ripped”, or plowed, at the site located near the...

At first glance it wouldn’t appear to be much more than an uneven 250-acre, windswept mountaintop expanse with not much vegetation of any kind.

In fact, likely not even a novice grower would expend much energy attempting to establish a small vegetable garden there, much less a working farm.

As is, eve...

In response to its business retention and expansion initiatives, the Mingo County Redevelopment Authority has been identifying partnerships and resources to assist existing businesses with various aspects of operation.

One such partner is the WVU Manufacturing Extension Partnership. The WVMEP is focu...

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