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Reports by Year: 1998

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Appalachian Development Highways Economic Impact Studies
July 1998
Wilbur Smith Associates
This study evaluates both the transportation efficiency benefits and economic development impacts of the completed portions of the Appalachian Development Highway System (ADHS).
Abstract & Report Contents Full Report in PDF (7.5 MB)
Birth and Death of Manufacturing Plants and Restructuring in Appalachia's Industrial Economy, 19631992: Evidence from the Longitudinal Research Database
November 1998
Jensen, J. Bradford
H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management, Carnegie Mellon Census Research Data Center, Carnegie Mellon University
This report paints a statistical portrait of Appalachia's manufacturing sector, focusing on the rate of entry and exit of new and old establishments, the pay and productivity characteristics of plants in Appalachia, the role of branch plants in the Region
Abstract & Report Contents Full Report in PDF (150 KB)
Capital and Credit Needs in the Appalachian Region
February 1998
Mt. Auburn Associates, Inc., with Communty Investment Associates
This study examines how conditions in the Appalachian economy and the functioning of its capital markets affect availability of capital and credit for businesses, and identifies ways to address business credit and capital needs in the Appalachian Region.
Abstract & Report Contents Full Report in PDF (13.2 MB)
The Economic Impact of Tobacco Production in Appalachia
November 1998
Wood, Lawrence E., Intern
Appalachian Regional Commission
This study examines the distribution and economic impact of burley tobacco production in the Appalachian Region and the long-term diversification options.
Abstract & Report Contents Full Report in PDF (150 KB)