Innovators in Rural Community Economic Development

How Rural is Central Appalachia?

Tags: Wealth Creation

Client Name: Ford Foundation

Location: Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia

Resource Type: Report

Author Org: RUPRI

Author: Kathy Miller

Year: 2010

Before we can measure rural economic activity in an area, we need a clear picture and understanding of how geographic areas are defined as rural. This paper explores several methods for measuring the rural character of a region and uses each method to assess the rural character of Central Appalachia.

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