Innovators in Rural Community Economic Development

Wealth and Prosperity in Central Appalachia

Tags: Wealth Creation

Client Name: Ford Foundation

Location: Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia

Resource Type: Report

Author Org: Rural Policy Research Institute

Author: Kathy Miller

Year: 2010

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 include poverty rate, unemployment rate, high school dropout rate, housing conditions, homeownership, entrepreneurship, access to health care, and educational attainment.

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