Innovations in Economic Diversification: Coal Reliant Counties Look to the Future

Feb. 22, 2016 , 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm
2016 NACo Legislative Conference
Educational Workshop Block III, Lincoln 2 (Exhibition Level)

How are counties – especially coal reliant counties – working to diversify their economies? This workshop will showcase how counties have pursued new avenues of economic development in light of the demise of the coal industry in their regions. It will explore not only what is being done, but what tools and strategies were used to make decisions. Speakers will discuss various issues including: who they brought to the table, how they have addressed challenges, lessons learned, and how plans have been adjusted over time.