Economic Opportunity

Fahe grows prosperity in Appalachia by strategically advancing economic opportunities.

May 20, 2022
Congress Building Washington DC

Dissecting the Congressional Appropriations Process

How Fahe Members Turn Advocacy into Impact for Our Neighbors Fahe Members work every day to turn federal investments into stable homes, stronger communities, and better […]
March 29, 2022

Closing the Digital Divide in Appalachia Part II

How Reducing Affordability Barriers Can Unlock the Gateway to Enduring Prosperity Part II in the Closing the Digital Divide in Appalachia Series Pandemic lockdowns, home confinement […]
March 4, 2022

Closing the Digital Divide in Appalachia

How Policymakers can Maximize Historic Broadband Investments to Bring Virtual Opportunity to Every Community On February 4th, Fahe submitted public comments to the National Telecommunications and […]
January 31, 2022

A Once-in-a-Generation Opportunity

How Strengthening Capital Flows to our Underserved Communities Can Help Every Family Reach their American Dream With the recent passage of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs […]
November 22, 2021
BIF Enactment

“Infrastructure Week” Comes to Appalachia with Enactment of Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act

Once-in-a-Generation Investment Promises to Make the American Dream a Reality for Millions of Families On November 15th, 2021, after months of negotiations among House and Senate […]
October 25, 2021

Addressing Philanthropic Blind Spots

Philanthropy has a rural blind spot (SSIR Spring 2021).   According to Robert Atkins, Sarah Allred, and Daniel Hart, the distance of the wealthiest philanthropies, which are […]
September 1, 2021

The Potential of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Legislation for the Fahe Network

Pundits have sometimes used the term “infrastructure week” as a tongue-in-cheek catchphrase to describe ambitious, substantive policy proposals that are likely doomed to fail amid Washington’s […]
July 19, 2021

Calculating Inequality: The Paradox of Rural Poverty and Federal Income Limits

Policymakers have long grappled with the challenge of judiciously marshalling taxpayer resources to support the communities and programs where public investments will have the strongest impact. […]