WASHINGTON, D.C. (WTVA) – Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant has been elected to serve as the Appalachian Regional Commission’s (ARC) states’ co-chair for 2018.
The ARC is an economic development agency which focuses on strengthening economic growth across 420 counties in the Appalachian region.
Gov. Bryant is ARC’s 65th states’ co-chair and the sixth governor from Mississippi to hold the position.
He will work directly with the federal co-chair to invest in economic growth and development across the Appalachian region.
He will also host ARC’s 2018 annual conference to be held in Mississippi this fall.