Innovators in Rural Community Economic Development

Case Studies: Prosperous Counties in Appalachia

Tags: Wealth Creation

Client Name: Ford Foundation

Location: Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, Ohio, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia

Resource Type: Report

Author Org: Rural Policy Research Institute

Author: Jennifer M. Jensen

Year: 2010

This paper identifies rural counties in Appalachia which have sustained or attained relatively strong levels of prosperity over the course of the decades from 1980-2000. Statistical analysis of these counties lays the groundwork for future detailed case studies.

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