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September–December 1999 Issue

A Factory without Walls: Microbusinesses in Appalachia
by Fred D. Baldwin

Stimulating the growth and expansion of small businesses is the goal of Garrett County, Maryland's MicroWorks program.


Appalachian Scene: A Celebration of Art
by Lynda McDaniel

Rows of long, wide windows punctuate the brick walls of the William King Regional Arts Center in Abingdon, Virginia. Each year 25,000 students and adults alike climb the time-worn wooden steps of the center, a renovated 1913 schoolhouse, to visit three stories of galleries, classrooms, and artists' studios.


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.


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.


Mission: Math and Science
by Carl Hoffman

Hazard, Kentucky's new Challenger Learning Center makes learning fun—and math and science real—to students in rural eastern Kentucky.


Starting with the Business Basics
by Carl Hoffman

Southwestern Virginia's BusinesStart has been helping entrepreneurs since 1993 with access to information and small loans. The foundation of the program is its Business Basics training.

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