在2015年，东方航空委托 飞马计划与发展 审查波托马克高地地区的区域经济发展和创业机会。结果是 study以及ireed自己的广泛研究，并在区域，州和联邦合作伙伴的协助下，ireed开发了经济计划，并通过在该地区发起，加速和启动经济发展与企业家精神活动，继续充当经济发展的乘数。
the development of a "creative economy" means driving job creation by capitalizing on a region’s cultural, natural, and human assets. a regional tourism/arts initiative was identified as an essential component in potomac highlands' economic development. ireed expanded this to a larger vision of developing a "creative economy."
the potomac highlands creative economy initiative capitalizes on the region’s cultural, heritage, and natural assets by encouraging collaboration among businesses and others working in the creative economy. while eastern has a service area of six counties, the efforts of the creative economy were expanded to encompass eight counties to conform with and meet the definition of the "potomac highlands" as defined by the wv department of tourism. as a result, the counties included in the scope of work include hardy, hampshire, mineral, grant, pendleton, tucker, pocahontas, and randolph.
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with supporting funds from the usda rural business development grant, claude worthington benedum foundation, and the small business administration (sba) eastern's ireed launched agriculture programming and initiatives to help drive new economic opportunities in agriculture. eastern's ireed understands that successful programming and economic development could not be accomplished alone. local, regional, and state partnerships are key to sustainability and impactful programming efforts. a few of our partners include the united states department of agriculture, west virginia department of agriculture, west virginia university extension, west virginia state, and the robert c. byrd institute.
these partnerships and supportive funding have allowed eastern's ireed to support agriculture entrepreneurs locally, regionally, and statewide to adopt and drive agricultural innovation. several practices include the utilization of poultry bio-waste as a method of upcycling byproducts and utilizing precision agriculture technologies such as drone imaging on operations. eastern's ireed has also led many initiatives including:
ireed assembled a broad range of global experts from various backgrounds, including academics, researchers, federal and state agencies, private consultants, small businesses, national biochar, and waste organizations coupled with experts experienced in entrepreneurship and commercialization and the eastern biochar group was formed. since the humble beginnings, this group now operates a "grassroots" national effort to promote biochar.
该倡议正在与 东方的生物和环境技术计划 培养受过训练的知识渊博的人，他们将确保负责任的经济发展，同时保护我们这一代和子孙后代的水，空气和生物系统。
eastern is excited to be an organizing partner for "national biochar week." the development of the biochar industry has the capacity to be world-changing; join us as we spotlight "biochar in the real world " the uses, types, and market of biochar. join us on december 7th - 11th from 11:00 a.m. est - 2:00 p.m. est each day.
通过东部世界， 赌注。程序 获得了马里兰州dnr电厂研究项目的资金支持，以监测酸性矿山的排水情况以及粉煤灰废物作为潜在补救材料的使用。
the purpose of the project is to monitor ash projects in garrett county and acid mine drainage from the kempton/coketon mine complex and increase the scope to detect and monitor coal ash and acid mine drainage (amd) entering the potomac river on maryland's southern border and the youghiogheny river on maryland's western border. for any questions about these project efforts will be ongoing between 2020 to 2023 contact email@example.com.
eastern is also excited to assist and lead components of the, "mid-atlantic sustainable biomass for value-added products consortium (masbio)" project that is being funded through the u.s. department of agriculture (usda) national institute of food and agriculture (nifa) agriculture and food research initiative (afri) sustainable agriculture systems program area and led by wvu's dr. jingxin wang, professor within the division of forestry and natural resources.
the eastern biochar initiative is a group which concentrates on the education, expansion, and economic development of the biochar industry in the mid-atlantic region of the eastern united states. eastern biochar will provide support to the masbio project through 1; demonstration of a commercial scale mobile biochar production unit utilizing woody feedstock within the mid-atlantic study region, or a comparable unit and 2; performing workforce development training sessions in cooperation with eastern's ireed. these project efforts will be ongoing between 2020 to 2025.