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Gov. Phil Bryant elected as 2018 Appalachian Regional Commission states' co-chair

Gov. Phil Bryant

Gov. Bryant is ARC’s 65th states’ co-chair and the sixth governor from Mississippi to hold the position.

Posted: Jan 11, 2018 10:55 AM

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.

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