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Muskingum College is setting for Appalachian Regional Commission Fall Conference

STEELE AND GOVERNORUpon the request of Ohio Governor Bob Taft, 2005 States' ARC Co-Chair, and Anne B. Pope, ARC Federal Co-Chair, Muskingum College served as the setting for the Appalachian Regional Commission’s fall conference, Winning the Economic Future: The Rural Advantage, held October 5-6 and hosted by the State of Ohio.

In addition to the governors of the 13 Appalachian states, more than 250 decision makers, community and economic developers, and representatives from non-profit organizations and state and federal agencies were in attendance.

The conference explored innovative strategies to help Appalachia's rural communities thrive in the 21st century's global economy.

IN THE PHOTO: Muskingum College President Anne C. Steele (left) welcomes Ohio Governor Bob Taft, who addressed attendees to the Appalachian Regional Conference, held October 5-6 at the college.