Strategies for Economic Improvement in Appalachia’s Distressed Rural Counties

This report provides an understanding of the challenges confronting economic and community development efforts in rural Appalachian communities and explains the ways local governments, agencies, and community organizations plan and respond to challenging issues. The authors of this report examined ten representative case study counties, which were selected using a number of criteria, including economic performance, location, infrastructure investment, and demographic factors.

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Posted on 5/24/2012 & last modified on 8/25/2014

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