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Building for the Future
by Fred D. Baldwin

The experiences of two Appalachian counties—Tishomingo County, Mississippi, and Muskingum County, Ohio—show how investing in infrastructure pays off in the long run.


Infrastructure: Foundation for Development
by Fred D. Baldwin

Public investments in infrastructure are leveraging private funds and creating new jobs at an impressive rate, according to a recent study of Appalachian Regional Commission-supported projects.


Cleaner Water: North Carolina's Straight-Pipe Elimination Project
by Fred D. Baldwin

Local officials took the lead to correct wastewater problems in Madison County through a program that brought together public and private partners.


The Town That Helped Itself—to Water
by Fred D. Baldwin

The residents of Smith Ridge, Virginia, used "sweat equity" to help finance a new water system through the state's Self-Help Virginia initiative.


A Tale of Two Water Systems
by Carl Hoffman

Two small communities on the Virginia–West Virginia line have clean, safe drinking water, thanks to the cooperative efforts of planners from both states.

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