Our businesses support over 1000 jobs in food, forest products, fiber/textiles and wellness/health. Thousands of acres of farm and forests are in sustainable and regenerative cultivation.
Who We Are
Accelerating Appalachia is the first nature-based program accelerating the regenerative economy by connecting “basic needs businesses” in food, beverage, clothing, shelter and wellness to regenerative, inclusive business development training, peer businesses, mentors, aligned value supply chains, and investors committed to people, place and prosperity. We attract and scale post-revenue growth-stage businesses with special consideration for entrepreneurs who are women, minorities, and entrepreneurs from regions impacted by job losses in mining, logging, textiles and farming.