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Central Appalachian Network

The Central Appalachian Network (CAN) is a network of seven nonprofits working in over 150 counties in the Central Appalachian states of Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. CAN employs a variety of strategies to grow value chains in sustainable sectors like agriculture.

CAN strategies focus on building partnerships, performing research and public education, developing policy and infrastructure, supporting entrepreneurs, providing technical and business assistance, and building value-added assets.

CAN and our member organizations are leading the charge in transforming Central Appalachia’s economy by creating economic opportunities that are environmentally sustainable which build on our social and natural capital to meet the needs of our region.


Central Appalachian Network