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      July 13, 2018

      Friday   7:00 PM

      180 East 2nd Avenue
      Williamson, West Virginia 25661

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      West Virginia Impact Experience

      Williamson, WV was fighting for its survival in the wake of the coal crisis. Over the past several years, the county had lost more than 2,000 jobs, roughly 25% of its workforce. The community was also battling some of the highest rates of obesity, diabetes, hypertension, and opioid addiction in the country.  To address these challenges, over the past few years Impact Experience brought together over 90 leading impact investors, entrepreneurs, innovators, and academics to develop a regional economic transition strategy alongside local leaders in Williamson, connecting them to global networks of talent and capital. As an outcome of this convening, community members established the Williamson Health and Wellness Center, retraining of former coal miners into the renewable energy sector, distribution of fresh and nutritious food in local public schools, and a new economy around tourism. On July 13-16, in collaboration with the Williamson Health and Wellness Center, Impact Experience will bring together a diverse group of previous participants and new individuals representing the impact investing, philanthropy, and community organizations to co-identify existing challenges and co-create solutions around fueling the local economy and improving community health. This convening will take place as a continuation of a long-term engagement with Williamson community members to spark strategic partnerships and innovative investment opportunities to fuel the local economy and enhance health and wellness within the community at-large. **Please make travel arrangements to fly into Charleston, WV (a 1.5 hour drive to Williamson, WV). Participants will be staying at the Mountaineer Hotel. 

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