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SOAR -- Shaping Our Appalachian Region

Connecting Silicon Valley with Silicon Hollow

U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers (KY-5) and Gov. Matt Bevin – co-chairs of SOAR (Shaping Our Appalachian Region) – welcome U.S. Rep. Ro Khanna (CA-17) of Silicon Valley; Earl Gohl, Federal Co-Chair of the Appalachian Regional Commission; as well as leaders in education, business, and economic development to an event with Interapt in Paintsville, Ky. The event focused on connecting Silicon Valley with 'Silicon Holler' and helping revitalize the economy in Eastern Kentucky. Panel moderated by KET’s Renee Shaw.

SOAR 2016 Innovation Summit

SOAR 2016 Innovation Summit

Solutions to Appalachia's economic and health problems--from the local food movement to broadband expansion to tourism--were featured in the 2016 SOAR Innovation Summit on June 6 in Pikeville. Kentucky Congressman Hal Rogers and Gov. Matt Bevin were among the featured speakers. "It's time for us to get off the sidelines and into the game," said Rogers.

Shaping Our Appalachian Region: Soar Summit 2015

Shaping Our Appalachian Region: Soar Summit 2015

Shaping Our Appalachian Region: Soar Summit 2015

Excerpts and highlights from the SOAR Summit in Pikeville, including a discussion with Governor Steve Beshear and U.S. Congressman Hal Rogers. Hosted by Bill Goodman and Renee Shaw.

SOAR Summit 2015 Notes

SOAR Summit 2015 Notes

9:30 a.m. Working with our Federal Partners Jay Williams is Asst. Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development of the U.S. Department of Commerce. He says the mission of his agency is to work with communities to move them along the economic continuum, to move them to places that lead to more job creation and a better quality of life for their citizens.

SOAR Summit 2015 Video

Shaping Our Appalachian Region: Soar Summit 2015

SOAR Summit 2015 Video

Watch video from KET coverage of the Shaping Our Appalachian Region Summit on Monday, May 11 from Pikeville. Guest speakers include U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez, Gov. Steve Beshear, and Congressman Hal Rogers.

SOAR Executive Director Jared Arnett Outlines Goals

One to One with Bill Goodman

SOAR Executive Director Jared Arnett Outlines Goals

In this episode of "One to One," host Bill Goodman speaks with Jared Arnett, the first executive director of SOAR (Shaping Our Appalachian Region), about progress in the first year, the upcoming conference in Pikeville, and what lies ahead for the future of SOAR.

SOAR Initiative Tackling Regional Health Problems

One to One with Bill Goodman

SOAR Initiative Tackling Regional Health Problems

CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden and Congressman Hal Rogers tell what they learned during their series of public forums about health in eastern Kentucky, and how the Shaping Our Appalachian Region (SOAR) initiative might help address Kentucky's high rates of heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and obesity.

Beshear, Rogers Update SOAR Initiative

One to One with Bill Goodman

Beshear, Rogers Update SOAR Initiative

Gov. Steve Beshear and Congressman Hal Rogers update the Shaping Our Appalachian Region initiative, including efforts to expand broadband internet access throughout eastern Kentucky and to engage young people in regional development.

Shaping Our Appalachian Region: SOAR Summit 2013

Shaping Our Appalachian Region: Soar Summit 2015

Shaping Our Appalachian Region: SOAR Summit 2013

Gov. Steve Beshear and Congressman Hal Rogers hosted a summit with hundreds of citizens from across the region to share ideas about how to move Kentucky's Appalachian region forward.