Shaping Our Appalachian Region is a non-partisan economic development agency tasked to expand job creation, enhance regional opportunity, innovation, and identity, improve the quality of life, and support all those working to achieve these goals in Eastern Kentucky.  How? Through collaboration and innovation.  



In 2017, SOAR launched the along with the Blueprint Partnership Program.  As a collective impact organization, we cannot do this work alone, and we rely on dedicated people like you to help us implement the SOAR Blueprint.  By becoming a Blueprint Partner and joining you can help build a 21st Century Appalachia. Joining SOAR will help you connect with those that share our dream and find the resources to make it a reality.

SOAR Regional Blueprint Goals


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