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Evaluation of the Appalachian Regional Commission's Vocational Education and Workforce Training Projects
January 2002
Westat Corporation
This study examined 92 projects, including workforce and displaced-worker training, vocational education, apprenticeships, and basic and adult literacy projects that were started and completed during the 19952000 period.
Abstract & Report Contents Full Report in PDF (1.3 MB)
Comparing Electricity Deregulation in California and Pennsylvania: Implications for the Appalachian Region
January 2002
Considine, Tim and Andy Kleit
Pennsylvania State University
This study offers a primer on electricity deregulation for state policy makers and citizens in the Appalachian Region.
Abstract & Report Contents Full Report in PDF (800 KB)
Regional Technology Assets and Opportunities: The Geographic Clustering of High-Tech Industry, Science and Innovation in Appalachia
August 2002
Feser, Edward and Harvey Goldstein
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
This study identifies sub-regional concentrations of businesses, universities, colleges, and labs that involve technology-related employment, R&D, and applied innovation within and adjacent to ARC's 406 counties.
Abstract & Report Contents Full Report in PDF (8 MB)
Links to the Future: The Role of Information and Telecommunications Technology in Appalachian Economic Development
June 2002
Oden, Michael, and Sharon Strover with Nobuya Inagaki, Martha Arosemena, Jeremy Gustafson, and Chris Lucas
University of Texas
This report documents the status of information, computing, and telecommunications technologies in the Appalachian Region.
Abstract & Report Contents Full Report in PDF (3 MB)
An Analysis of the Financial Conditions of Health Care Institutions in the Appalachian Region and their Economic Impacts
December 2002
Stensland, Jeffrey, Curt Mueller, and Janet Sutton
Project HOPE
This report describes the availability of health care services in Appalachia, the financial stability of Appalachian health care institutions, and the effect of hospital closures.
Abstract & Report Contents Full Report in PDF (430 KB)