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For more than two centuries, corporations have extracted enormous wealth from the Appalachian region for the profit of owners and shareholders, leaving the area with high rates of poverty, unemployment and low wages. To navigate around these issues, along with the severely changing climate, this blueprint outlines real, lasting, structural changes that will lead to healthy and successful Appalachian communities. In particular, the "New Deal that Works for Us" proposes that the Appalachian region can build a strong and lasting economy based on investments in a clean economic future that puts workers first, respects communities, takes care of the land, and grows local wealth.