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January–December 2002 Issue

"Serious Business": Teaching Entrepreneurship Skills to Youths
by Fred D. Baldwin

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School-based enterprises give students in rural Alabama hands-on experience in running their own businesses—and a chance to contribute to their communities—through a program of AlabamaREAL.


Creating Opportunities: Tennessee's Southeast Regional Skills Center
by Fred D. Baldwin

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Residents of Marion County, Tennessee, have access to a wide range of academic and vocational courses, as well as family- and job-related services, through the Southeast Regional Skills Center.


Farewell Message from the Federal Co-Chairman
by Jesse L. White Jr.

A message from Jesse L. White Jr. as his tenure at ARC federal co-chairman draws to a close.


Inside Information: January–December 2002 Issue

Senate Confirms Nominations of Anne B. Pope as ARC Federal Co-Chair and Richard J. Peltz as Alternate Federal Co-Chair; President Bush Signs ARC Reauthorization into Law; Virginia Governor Mark Warner Joins ARC; Appalachian States Elect New Governors; ARC 2002 Annual Conference Highlights School-Community Partnerships. Inside Information, January–December 2002.


The Main Street Approach to Revitalizing Communities
by Lynda McDaniel

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Cumberland, Maryland's downtown revitalization project, modeled on a program created by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, has yielded new businesses, new jobs, and a new sense of community.


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.


Using Our Strengths: The Grassroots Leadership of Becky Anderson
by Lynda McDaniel

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Becky Anderson is executive director of HandMade in America, an Asheville-based nonprofit organization with a mission to celebrate traditional and contemporary crafts and protect the resources and communities of this 23-county region.


West Virginia's Showcase for Entrepreneurs
by James E. Casto

Photo of Colleen Weaks of Summer Kitchen Pottery

A retail store in downtown Charleston, West Virginia, run by the nonprofit Center for Economic Options is helping 200 entrepreneurs and artists reach new markets and expand their business opportunities.

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