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ARC Conferences and Meetings

Back to Basics: Investing in and Improving Appalachia’s Infrastructure
by Fred D. Baldwin

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ARC's October 2007 "Back to Basics" conference focused on approaches Appalachian communities can take to to build and better manage modern, reliable physical infrastructure for water, wastewater, and telecommunications services.


ARC Fall Conference Focuses on the "Rural Advantage"
by Fred D. Baldwin

ARC's October 2005 conference, "Winning the Economic Future: The Rural Advantage," offered participants practical advice on building on the unique assets of their rural and small-town communities.


Conference Report: New Generation Jobs from Appalachia's Natural Assets
by Fred D. Baldwin

"Play to our strengths," Kentucky Governor Ernie Fletcher advised attendees at ARC's October 2006 conference on using Appalachia's natural assets to create "new generation jobs." The conference, held in Pikeville, Kentucky, covered a range of asset-based strategies, including energy development, sustainable forestry, and value-added agriculture.


Conference Report: Telecommunications and the Future of Appalachian Communities
by Fred D. Baldwin

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ARC's 2003 fall conference showcased telecommunications projects that are transforming the way businesses, governments, and educational and health-care institutions in the Region are doing their work.


Schools and the Community: Fostering Mutual Support
by Fred D. Baldwin

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The benefits of building strong ties between Appalachian schools and communities was the topic of ARC's 2002 annual conference, in Maryville, Tennessee.


The New Appalachia: Capacity and Collaboration
by Fred D. Baldwin

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ARC's 2001 annual conference featured best practices from distressed areas throughout the Appalachian Region and a keynote address given by business and leadership author Stephen Covey.


Tools for Entrepreneurship
by Fred D. Baldwin

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Promoting homegrown businesses was the theme of an Appalachian Regional Commission–sponsored conference held in Clermont County, Ohio, in September 2000.


Conference Highlights Ideas that Work
by Fred D. Baldwin

Community leaders shared innovative approaches to economic and human development at the Appalachian Regional Commission's 1999 fall conference in Wheeling, West Virginia.


Summit Emphasizes Need for Transportation Connections
by Fred D. Baldwin

Leaders gathered at an ARC-U.S. Department of Transportation summit May 17-18, 1999, to discuss the importance of linking Appalachia's transportation systems.


ARC Conference Showcases Telecommunications Services
by Fred D. Baldwin

ARC's April conference on telecommunications in Binghamton, New York, was a trip through the state-of-the-art technology of the Information Highway.

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