The Blueprint & Summaries

Our blueprint details both our vision and our plan. Both must rely on our skilled workers and farmers while also offering hope for our next generation—of all races, ethnicities, and genders. The policy priorities outlined in this document would create over half a million good, family sustaining jobs by investing in people and communities.

The Blueprint

The Blueprint

April 27, 2021

ReImagine Appalachia Blueprint Summary

Blueprint Summary

April 18, 2021

Appalachian Climate Infrastructure Plan Summary

Summary: Appalachian Climate Infrastructure Plan

March 9, 2021


These toolkits are designed to help faith- and community-based organizations ReImagine their communities!

Bringing the Farm Bill to Your Farmers Market: A Toolkit

Bringing the Farm Bill to Your Farmers Market: A Toolkit

July 13, 2023


ReImagine Our Communities Sustainable Economy Toolkit

November 28, 2022

Jobs Studies by ReImagine Appalachia

These policy briefs summarize key findings of the PERI reports (linked below) of how implementing the policy priorities of our Blueprint would create over half a million jobs across our region.

WV Job Impact Brief

West Virginia Job Impact Brief

February 9, 2021

Pennsylvania Job Impact Brief

Pennsylvania Job Impact Brief

January 9, 2021

Ohio Job Impact Brief

Ohio Job Impact Brief

October 9, 2020

Jobs Studies Released by the PERI Institute

Researchers from the internationally renowned PERI Institute have detailed how the ReImagine Appalachia blueprint can build a durable foundation for an economically viable and ecologically sustainable longer-term recovery. These studies show how climate stabilization can serve as a major engine of economic recovery and expanding opportunities throughout the state.

Employment Creation through Green Locomotive Manufacturing

PERI Green Study

June 9, 2023


PERI Institute Jobs Study: West Virginia

February 23, 2021


PERI Institute Jobs Study: Pennsylvania

January 22, 2021

PERI Jobs Report - OH

PERI Institute Jobs Study: Ohio

October 19, 2020


Our whitepapers are the next stage in ReImagine Appalachia’s work to show that federal investments in the people, communities and infrastructure of Appalachia can work to revitalize the region, if politicians are willing to step up to the challenge.

Growing a Restoration Workforce

Growing a Restoration Workforce

April 16, 2024

Cooperatives in the New Energy Economy

Cooperatives in the New Energy Economy

March 5, 2024

On-Ramps to Careers in Appalachia

On-Ramps to Construction Careers in Appalachia

November 17, 2023

Electrifying Public Transportation (and school busing)

Electrifying Public Transportation (and School Busing)

June 20, 2023


Restorative Jobs and Opportunity in Natural Infrastructure (REJOIN):

December 15, 2022

Principles for State Broadband Infrastructure Policy

Using Federal Broadband Funding to Pivot to a Reimagined Appalachia

December 6, 2022

Maximizing Value Ensuring Community Benefits

Maximizing Value: Ensuring Community Benefits

March 9, 2022

CCC Whitepaper

Modern Civilian Conservation Corps and Regenerative Agriculture

March 9, 2022

Manufacturing Whitepaper

Growing Clean and Efficient Manufacturing

March 9, 2022

Broadband Whitepaper

Broadband Builds the Future

March 9, 2022

Repairing the Damage

Repairing the Damage

October 18, 2021

Community Benefits - Whitepaper Summary

Whitepaper Summary: Maximizing Value

May 28, 2021

Whitepaper Summary

ReImagine Appalachia Whitepapers Summary

October 28, 2020

Reports Released by Our Partners

Addressing Methane Emissions in Appalachia

Addressing Methane Emissions in Appalachia

March 20, 2024

Targeted Employment

Targeted Employment Report

July 24, 2023

2022 The-Roosevelt Project

The Roosevelt Project

March 9, 2022

Black Storytelling and Policymaking in Appalachia

Black Storytelling and Policymaking in Appalachia

January 7, 2022

Repairing the Damage: Coal Ash

Repairing the Damage: Coal Ash

October 17, 2021

Repairing the Damage: The costs of delaying reclamation at modern-era mines

September 21, 2021

Repairing the Damage AML Report

Repairing the Damage: Cleaning up the land, air, and water damaged by the coal industry before 1977

July 7, 2021

Repairing the Damage from Hazardous Abandoned Oil & Gas Wells

Repairing the Damage: Hazardous Abandoned Oil & Gas Wells

May 7, 2021


Infographics to download and share.

Ohio Jobs Infographic

Infographic: Ohio Jobs

August 9, 2021

Infographic: Repairing The Damage

July 1, 2021

WV Jobs Infographic

Infographic: West Virginia Jobs

February 9, 2021

Pennsylvania Jobs Infographic

Infographic: Pennsylvania Jobs

February 9, 2021