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 will be launching the  This will be a place for the innovators, thinkers and doers of our region to collaborate and work towards strategic action outlined in the SOAR Blueprint.  Other ways to join include attending SOAR events and working to improve your community.

SOAR Regional Blueprint Goals


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Corporate Partners

Partners who are Shaping our Appalachian Region


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Presenting Partners

Founding Partners

East Kentucky Partners

Public Partners