Calling All Coal Communities: The BRECC Action Challenge

For the past few years, EntreWorks Consulting has been involved in supporting coal-impacted regions seeking to diversify their local economies.  Most of this work has been in collaboration with the National Association of Counties, which has been leading an important community of practice:  the Building Resilient Economies in Coal Communities (BRECC) Initiative, which kicked off in November 2022. 

BRECC is something of a one-stop shop for learning about the energy transition, and how regions can diversify and strengthen their economic foundations.  Anyone can participate in BRECC’s learning networks, which include regular webinars and other events.  Coal-impacted regions can also participate in the BRECC Action Challenge, a knowledge sharing network where a small number of communities come together to collaborate, learn from each other, and tap into a deep network of experts on various aspects of community economic and workforce development.   During Year One of BRECC, eight communities from around the US have participated in the Action Challenge cohort.

Our BRECC team is now seeking applications for the second Action Challenge cohort. If your region is affected by downturns or the closing of coal mines or power plants, please consider applying.  You can learn about the BRECC Action Challenge here.  We’re also hosting an information webinar on October 4th from 3-4 PM Eastern time.  You can sign up and learn more here.