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$53M secured for Route 219
News • Published: April 28, 2022

MEYERSDALE, Pa. — A $53 million boost in highway dollars has been committed to carry the U.S. Route 219 project through its final design in the coming years — one of the few major hurdles remaining to get the project to construction in 2028. Pennsylvania lawmakers on both sides of the aisle said the funding […]

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PennDOT to receive $87M from infrastructure bill: 219 major focus
News • Published: January 28, 2022

SOMERSET, Pa. — With $87 million in new Appalachian Development Highway System dollars flowing into Pennsylvania over the next five years, state transportation officials plan to focus it on finishing three corridors — U.S. Route 219 in Somerset County, an Interstate 99 connection and the Central Susquehanna Valley Thruway.

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Route 219 project gets $55M
News • Published: January 28, 2022

CUMBERLAND — Plans to improve U.S. Route 219 in Garrett County have been awarded $55 million in federal funding, according to Maryland lawmakers.

The funding, which consists of $11 million annually for five years, is part of an ongoing goal to transform U.S. Route 219 into a modern four-lane divided highway which would extend from Pennsylvania through Maryland into West Virginia.

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PennDOT focusing infrastructure funds on Route 219, Susquehanna Valley Thruway
News • Published: January 28, 2022

SOMERSET, Pa. – With $87 million in new Appalachian Development Highway System
dollars flowing into Pennsylvania over the next five years, state transportation officials plan to focus it on finishing three corridors – U.S. Route 219 in Somerset County, an Interstate 99 connection and the Central Susquehanna Valley Thruway.

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I-68 Regional Alliance "Middle Market" Housing Study
News • Published: January 24, 2022

In 2021, the I-68 Regional Alliance, a TGCC led coalition of industry partners, economic development organizations, non-profit organizations, chambers of commerce, representatives from institutions of higher learning, and local, state and federal government offices, identified the lack of adequate housing for professional workers as a significant obstacle to the attraction and retention of workers needed to grow and sustain the economic development of the area.

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TGCC Receives Rural Maryland Council Grant to Create ESG Certified Branding Program for Forest Products
News • Published: October 7, 2021

We've been working with Greg Larry of the Times News over the last couple of weeks to develop this initial story related to our forest products certified branding initiative and the RMC grant award. Today that article landed on the front page of the Times-News, perfectly timed for our two-part Zoom Speaker Series starting today at Noon on the final Economic Adjustment Strategy findings/recommendations and next month's kick off of the grant project.

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Q2 2021 TGCC Newsletter
Newsletter • Published: June 1, 2021

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February 2021 TGCC Newsletter
Newsletter • Published: February 1, 2021

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January 2021 TGCC Newsletter
Newsletter • Published: January 1, 2021

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Renewable energy incubator to open at FSU
News • Published: January 20, 2021

A renewable energies incubator will soon open at Frostburg State University, allowing companies and students to collaborate in designing alternative power systems.

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November 2020 TGCC Newsletter
Newsletter • Published: November 1, 2020

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TGCC presents Greater Good Award and Celebrates 20th Anniversary
News • Published: October 16, 2020

Belt receives Greater Good Award from The Greater Cumberland Committee by Greg Larry | glarry@times-news.com | Original Article CUMBERLAND — Businessman Carl O. “Bucky” Belt Jr. was recognized Thursday by The Greater Cumberland Committee for his overall contributions to the community. Belt was presented with the 2020 Greater Good Award at an event held at […]

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October 2020 TGCC Newsletter
Newsletter • Published: October 1, 2020

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TGCC Hosted Congressman David Trone and Congresswoman Kathy McMorris Rodgers
News • Published: September 22, 2020

U.S. Rep. David Trone (D-Md.) was joined by U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.) on Monday for a bipartisan tour of the 6th Congressional District, which included a stop in Cumberland.

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Angela Svonavec, President of Heritage Coal and Natural Resources, Spoke About Rare Earth Element Recovery
News • Published: September 9, 2020

We were delighted to have Angela Svonavec, President of Heritage Coal and Natural Resources, with us to share more about rare earth element recovery and her new company, Epic Element Recovery, LLC.

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ARC to invest $550,000 in battle against substance abuse
News • Published: September 4, 2020

The Appalachian Regional Commission will provide a new $550,000 grant program for agencies offering rehabilitation programs for individuals suffering from substance abuse.

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September 2020 TGCC Newsletter
Newsletter • Published: September 1, 2020

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The Appalachian Regional Commission Presented to TGCC
News • Published: September 3, 2020

The Appalachian Regional Commission presented to TGCC on Thursday, September 3. Download the presentation now!

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August 2020 TGCC Newsletter
Newsletter • Published: August 1, 2020

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U.S. senators join discussion of 'unique part of America'
News • Published: August 8, 2020

As telework and virtual learning grow across the region, the need for high-speed internet must be a priority. That was one of the topics discussed at the I-68 Regional Alliance virtual meeting Friday.

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July 2020 TGCC Newsletter
Newsletter • Published: July 1, 2020

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