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Land Betterment Corporation Recaps a Year of Resilience and Progress

Company marks a year of significant progress along many business lines

Published 01-05-21

Submitted by Land Betterment Corporation

FISHERS, Ind., January 5, 2021 /CSRwire/ - Land Betterment Corporation (“Land Betterment” or the “Company”), an environmental solutions company fostering positive impact through upcycling former coal mining sites to create sustainable community development and job creation, is pleased to highlight its milestone achievements during 2020.

Kirk Taylor, President of Land Betterment commented, “during a year of uncertainty and challenge, our team forged a path of resilience and progress.  Instead of asking ‘why us’, we asked ‘why not us’.  From sponsoring the upcoming season of the Middle Tech podcast, to remediating several former coal mines, to employing over 40 individuals we have collectively had a great year of progress.” 

While the achievements of Land Betterment in its first year of existence have been numerous and meaningful, a few of the more significant milestones achieved throughout 2020 include:

eko Pike – Land Betterment started – and completed – the site remediation, reclamation, and readiness for its future eko Pike village location located in Raccoon, Kentucky, just outside of the city of Pikeville, Kentucky.  A former coal industrial site, Land Betterment has completely transformed the nearly 4-acre lot of prime real estate into a site that is ready for the next phase of development by the company in to an eko Village.  

Image of eko Pike before
eko Pike before
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eko Pike after

Coal Craft Spirits – During 2020, Land Betterment made significant progress in completion of the site remediation and readiness of the future Coal Craft Spirits distillery located just outside the town of Jasonville in southwestern Indiana.  Located on a former thermal coal mining site, Coal Craft Spirits pays tribute to the rich history of this region while bringing new, diverse industries to an area that is under transition.  With reclamation and site preparation nearly complete, Land Betterment will look to its next phase of Coal Craft Spirits in 2021 with the design and implementation of the distillery and site transformation into a community center that will be the pride of the region.

Image of Coal Craft Spirits site before
Coal Craft Spirits site before
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Coal Craft Spirits site after

Entrepreneur Zone – In 2020, Land Betterment was able to secure a key office building in Hazard, Kentucky – in the heart of an Appalachian community in transition – to provide the opportunity to establish a center and hub for entrepreneurs and small, growing businesses.  Currently undergoing an extensive and exhaustive renovation that is expected to be completed in Spring 2021, the Entrepreneur Zone will be outfitted with the latest technologies and amenities, such as video conferencing and remote connectivity, to provide entrepreneurs and start-up businesses the support and resources they need during a critical juncture of their business growth.  Land Betterment is partnering with several colleges, governmental organizations, and other support groups to bring many resources into one facility.  When completed, the Entrepreneur Zone will spur additional new industries in a region in transition.

Image of Entrepreneur Zone building
Entrepreneur Zone

“I can’t express enough gratitude to our stakeholders”, commented Mark Jensen, Executive Chairman of Land Betterment.  “The guidance which our board members provide is phenomenal and I want to personally thank each of our dozens of individual investors who see the same vision which we do.  We will work tirelessly to achieve the goals we have all set forth”

While 2020 was a monumental year for Land Betterment, the company is excited about what the coming 2021-year will bring.  Land Betterment will continue its expansion of its reclamation and environmental remediation business, while starting on the next phases of its eko Villages, Coal Craft Spirits, Betterment Recycling, Pollinate, and Betterment Harvests (including its vertical farming division, Vertical).

About Land Betterment Corporation

Land Betterment Corporation, an Indiana Benefit Corporation and Pending B-Corp, is an environmental solutions company focused on fostering a positive impact through upcycling former coal mining sites to create sustainable community development and job creation.  The Company utilizes a complete solution-based lifecycle program to restore and rehabilitate the environment and revitalize communities in need of change and opportunity. Land Betterment accomplishes this by identifying un-reclaimed, run-down and neglected coal mining sites, fixing the environment through reclamation and remediation, and then repurposing the land to support a sustainable business that serves the community.  Land Betterment firmly believes that with real solutions it is possible for restoration of impacted areas to live side-by-side long term employment, while building sustainable and safe surroundings for communities and our planet.  For more information visit landbetterment.com or connect with the Company on FacebookTwitter, and LinkedIn.

Special Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other important factors that could cause the Company’s actual results, performance, or achievements or industry results to differ materially from any future results, performance, or achievements expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements.  These statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond Land Betterment Corporation’s control.  The words “believes”, “may”, “will”, “should”, “would”, “could”, “continue”, “seeks”, “anticipates”, “plans”, “expects”, “intends”, “estimates”, or similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements, although not all forward-looking statements contain such identifying words.  Any forward-looking statements included in this press release are made only as of the date of this release.  The Company does not undertake any obligation to update or supplement any forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances.  The Company cannot assure you that the projected results or events will be achieved.

Company Contact:

Mark LaVerghetta
317.537.0492 ext. 0
Chief Governance Officer, Corporate Finance
info@landbetterment.com

Source:  Land Betterment Corporation

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Land Betterment Corporation

Land Betterment Corporation

Land Betterment Corporation, an Indiana Benefit Corporation, is an environmental solutions company focused on fostering a positive impact through upcycling former coal mining sites to create sustainable community development and job creation. The Company utilizes a complete solution-based lifecycle program to restore and rehabilitate the environment and revitalize communities in need of change and opportunity. Land Betterment accomplishes this by identifying un-reclaimed, run-down and neglected coal mining sites, fixing the environment through reclamation and remediation, and then repurposing the land to support a sustainable business that serves the community. Land Betterment firmly believes that with real solutions it is possible for restoration of impacted areas to live side-by-side long term employment, while building sustainable and safe surroundings for communities and our planet. 

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