McDowell County is ranked as the 6th poorest county in the nation. Read about Reconnecting McDowell partners' work to improve educational opportunities and utilize wraparound services to achieve a brighter future.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded Reconnecting McDowell a $250,000 capacity-building grant to support the Go Growcery Project. The project will develop a mobile farmers market that will visit 10 to 15 communities, two senior centersm and all 10 McDowell County schools. Read more in the USDA announcement.
Construction on Renaissance Village, new teacher housing in Welch, began in Spring 2019. This housing initiative will provide two floors of apartments along with two floors of commercial space. The apartments are completed and are now move-in ready. We believe this project will spur and facilitate economic growth in the community. Read more.