Innovators in Rural Community Economic Development

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Case Studies: Prosperous Counties in Appalachia

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…

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Wealth and Prosperity in Central Appalachia

This paper assesses the prosperity of Central Appalachian counties. The assessment compares the prosperity levels of Central Appalachian counties to each other, to themselves over time, and to the region and the country as a whole, using measures that…

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Wealth Creation and Rural-Urban Linkages in Central Appalachia Briefing Paper

This briefing paper summarizes the research work conducted by RUPRI in analyzing areas of the Central Appalachia region, assessing the prosperity levels of the Central Appalachia region, analyzing trade flows between rural and urban parts of Central Appalachia,…
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Wealth Creation and Rural-Urban Linkages Final Composite Report

This process report summarizes the wealth development research work undertaken by RUPRI on behalf of the Ford Foundation during the 2009-2010 year.
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