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September–December 1997 Issue

Appalachian Scene: Building Character on Campus
by Carl Hoffman

Like its more famous northeastern cousins, Alice Lloyd College is a small, private, liberal-arts college that stresses academic excellence.


Planning Means Business
by Fred D. Baldwin

In Lee County, Mississippi, community planners are bringing jobs to workers under a 50-year-old effort that emphasizes regional planning. The Turner Industrial Park is one example of their efforts.


Going for the Goals
by Fred D. Baldwin

Massive layoffs in Virginia's New River Valley in the early 1990s prompted area leaders to begin a strategic planning effort, the benefits of which are still materializing.


The Power of Vision: Making the Strategic Plan Come Alive
by Fred D. Baldwin

Strategic planning is an open-ended, ongoing, and dynamic process, as the planning efforts of two local development districts illustrate.


Three-Dimensional Summer
by Carl Hoffman

The Oak Ridge National Laboratory's annual ARC Summer Science Honors Academy is a hands-on experience in science for high school students and teachers from throughout Appalachia.


Two Sides of the Road
by Fred D. Baldwin

Safer travel and economic expansion are the twin goals of two grassroots organizations working to upgrade Pennsylvania's Route 15.

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