Press Releases



Members of the SOAR Executive Committee

Chairs of the SOAR Working Groups

Jay Williams, U.S. Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development

Wendy Spencer, CEO, Corporation for National and Community Service


SOAR Executive Committee Meeting


An agenda for the meeting is attached.



Monday, July 7, 2014, at 11 a.m. Eastern time








Pine Mountain State Resort Park

1050 State Park Road

Pineville, Kentucky


The SOAR initiative was launched by Gov. Steve Beshear and Congressman Hal Rogers in late 2013, after a stunning downturn in the coal market exacerbated historic challenges in eastern Kentucky related to unemployment and poverty. SOAR is intended to help the region develop and put into action new locally-oriented strategies to attack those persistent challenges.Visit more information.