CREC Project News and Updates

CREC Conducts Focus Group in Cumberland, Maryland

October 28, 2014

CREC’s Ken Poole and Brendan Buff joined Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) Executive Director, Scott Hamilton, and Regional Planning and Research Director, Kostas Skordas, in conducting a focus group of Western Maryland leaders about the future of ARC in Cumberland, Maryland

The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) is a regional economic development agency that represents a partnership of federal, state, and local government. Established by an act of Congress in 1965, ARC is composed of the governors of the 13 Appalachian states and a federal co-chair, who is appointed by the president. Local participation is provided through multi-county local development districts.