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May–August 1997 Issue

Alabama's "Waste Not, Want Not" Help to Small Business
by Fred D. Baldwin

An innovative waste-reduction program in Alabama is helping businesses work smarter and stretch resources further. A squad of retired engineers is providing the know-how.


Hot Springs Health-Care Pioneers
by Elizabeth Hunter

Community-based health care was a novel concept when the Hot Springs Health Progrm opened its doors 25 years ago. Today, the North Carolina program operates four busy medical centers and has served as a regional model.


Inside Information: May–August 1997 Issue

ARC Launches $15 Million Initiative in Entrepreneurship; Virginia Schools Leap into Cyberspace with the Help of ARC and Projectneat; Representatives Boucher, McDade Honored at LDD Conference; Moving On; Moving In; Legislative Update: House, Senate Okay $160 Million for ARC; White, Underwood Testify before House Subcommittee. Inside Information, May–August 1997.


Selena Robinson: Steel-Willed Angel
by Carl Hoffman

Over the last four decades, Selena Robinson has led the fights to integrate North Carolina's Brevard High School, bring mail service and housing to Brevard's black community, and retain the city's successful job-training program. That's in addition to performing 10,000 hours of volunteer work.


Small is Big Business in Eastern Tennessee
by Fred D. Baldwin

Small businesses are major job generators in today's economy. The Tennessee Small Business Development Center is working to create jobs in Appalachian Tennessee by helping home-grown businesses to take root and grow.


Sustaining the Harvest
by Elizabeth Hunter

A new breed of sustainable industries is being fostered in the Clinch Mountain area along the Virginia-Tennessee border. The goal: to revive the economy and protect the environment.


WINGS: Women Entrepreneurs Take Flight
by Fred D. Baldwin

A group of Appalachian women with different dreams and different skills tell how a program called WINGS gave them the confidence and ability to succeed as entrepreneurs.

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