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Catalyzing Economic Development in Pennsylvania’s Energy Communities

October 20 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm EDT

The Interagency Working Group on Coal and Power Plant Communities and Economic Revitalization (Energy Communities IWG) will host an event in Westmoreland County, PA to highlight federal opportunities that can help catalyze economic development in Pennsylvania’s energy communities.  Attendees will have the opportunity to engage directly with federal officials to share challenges their community faces and identify solutions to address those needs.

More details will be available here in the coming days.

All attendees are required to pre-register, only credentialed media will be admitted.

Working Agenda



Eastern Time

Networking & Federal Agency Office Hours


9:30 a.m.

Welcome & Opening Remarks

Hon. Bob Casey, U.S. Senator Pennsylvania

Brian Anderson, 
Executive Director, Energy Communities IWG

10:30 a.m.

Keynote Remarks

Gayle Manchin, Federal Co-Chair, Appalachian Regional Commission  

Hon. Josh Shapiro, Governor of Pennsylvania  

Additional keynotes to be added soon.

10:40 a.m.

Community Panel


11:15 a.m.



12:00 p.m.

Federal & State Officials Panel


12:45 p.m.



1:30 p.m.

Breakout Sessions

Breakout Session #1: Building Capacity  & Infrastructure

Breakout Session #2: Education & Workforce Development

Breakout Session #3: Economic Development

1:45 p.m.

Breakout Session Report Outs 


2:50 p.m.

Pennsylvania Next Steps


3:15 p.m.

Closing Remarks

Brian Anderson, Executive Director, Energy Communities IWG

3:30 p.m.


October 20
9:30 am - 3:30 pm EDT


Westmoreland County
PA United States
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