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Invest Appalachia Fund Launches with $19M for Community-First Impact Investment in Central Appalachia


​​Invest Appalachia (IA), a regional social investment platform, has secured $19 million of new investment in the first close of the Invest Appalachia Fund (IA Fund). The IA Fund will provide capital to community economic development projects including small businesses, real estate, housing, non-profit enterprises, and community infrastructure. This launch follows 6 years of collaborative stakeholder design and creates new community-controlled resources and permanent infrastructure for Central Appalachia. In an underinvested region with a history of economic exploitation, IA is connecting local communities to national investors through a cutting-edge impact investment model. 

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