Members of the Appalachian Regional Commission viewed plants in Zanesville Monday morning as part of a 13-state tour. The purpose of the trip is to see first hand how funding has been used in Appalachian areas. One such project is the access road in the North Point Business Park, with Dollar General and New Bakery facilities. Ann Pope, the Federal Co-Chair of the ARC says Ohio is one of the important states within the Appalachian region. “It’s been a real eye opener to see what local, state and federal partnership can do when they work together,” Pope stated. Pope will be in Morgan and Athens Counties Tuesday to view other projects funded by the ARC.