2016 SOAR Impact Report

A Sense of Place.

A Strength of Purpose.

A Spirit of Partnership.


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 SOAR.network.  This is a place for the innovators, thinkers and doers of our region to collaborate and strategically take action aligned with the SOAR Blueprint.  You can also get involved by attending events and working to improve your community locally.

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