Helping Communities Work

Helping Communities Work is a public private partnership formed by CDC Deposits and Apprentice Power. We work in collaboration with a coalition of industry and trade associations, banks, foundations and education institutions committed to human capital and community economic development.

We facilitate the execution of strategies designed to align and ensure the continuing growth, sustainability and adaptability of the banking, digital manufacturing and other advanced and emerging industries. The process is designed to leverage government funding, large bank deposits, small business loans, impact investments and foreign direct investment. 

Our best practices model is focused on the 13 states that compose the Appalachian Region and is being tailored for implementation across the United States. In this regard, we collaborate through Apprentice Power with the Robert C. Byrd Institute for Advanced Flexible Manufacturing at Marshall University and POWER (Partnerships for Opportunity and Workforce and Economic Revitalization), a multi-agency initiative, which is led by the Appalachian Regional Commission.