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Appalachian Sustainable Finance Hub

Project Launch


Tuesday, May 21st from 11am to 1pm EDT


This meeting was held virtually via Zoom

Join Us for the Launch of the Appalachian Sustainable Finance Hub
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11:00 AM - Welcome & Finance Hub Overview

11:25 AM - Panel Discussion: Accelerating project development in Appalachia
12:15 AM - Breakout Discussions

12:45 PM - Recap & Next Steps

Attendees will have the opportunity to join cohorts of potential project owners and industry professionals, participate in virtual and in-person events throughout 2024, and have direct input into the design and implementation of a platform which will connect community project sponsors with funding and technical resources.



Hear from an expert panel about how the Hub can strengthen

connections between communities, funders and labor.

Ed Hill, Jr.

International Representative

Business Development


Steve Patterson
Athens, Ohio

Harpreet Peleg

Chief Financial Officer

AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust

Pam Porter

Acting CFO

Green Bank for Rural America

With special remarks from the Appalachian Regional Commission 

Jen Simon

Program Manager

Business & Workforce Investment

Appalachian Regional Commission

Why Join? 


The launch event is more than just an introduction to the Hub; it's a platform to connect with and contribute to a growing network of communities, developers and investors advancing sustainable infrastructure projects.  ​Influence and innovate: Your insights are crucial. Contribute your experiences and challenges in developing sustainable projects. Your input will directly shape the tools and strategies that are incorporated into the Hub. Access a central resource platform: The Hub will serve as a point for connecting with project funding and development resources. We’re bringing local leaders, industry partners, labor representatives, and investors together to turn sustainable project ideas into tangible outcomes. Join a hub of expertise and resource sharing: Benefit from collective knowledge, highlight successful case studies, and identify upcoming promising projects. ​​


Who should attend?​


Local government, school districts, colleges/universities, hospitals

Economic development agencies

Technical assistance providers

Project developers

Project investors       

Labor organizations

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