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2004 Update of Links to the Future: The Role of Information and Telecommunications Technology in Appalachian Economic Development
June 2004
Oden, Michael, and Sharon Strover with Nobuya Inagaki and Chris Lucas
University of Texas
This study updates parts of the analysis found in the Links to the Future report published in June 2002.
Abstract & Report Contents Full Report in PDF (900 KB)
A "New Diversity": Race and Ethnicity in the Appalachian Region
September 2004
Pollard, Kelvin M.
Population Reference Bureau
This report looks at the post–1990 racial and ethnic diversity of Appalachia.
Abstract & Report Contents Full Report in PDF (577 KB)
An Analysis of Disparities in Health Status and Access to Health Care in the Appalachian Region
November 2004
Halverson, Joel A.
Office of Social Environment and Health Research (OSEAHR)/Prevention Research Center
This study provides baseline information needed to assess health disparities in the Appalachian Region, to investigate causes of regional and local disparities, and to aid in developing targeted interventions aimed at reducing these disparities.
Abstract & Report Contents Executive Summary in PDF (64 KB)
Analysis of Global Competitiveness of Selected Industries and Clusters in the Appalachian Region
November 2004
Jack Faucett Associates and Economic Development Research Group
Report #1 in a series of transportation and trade studies of the Appalachian Region
Abstract & Report Contents Full Report in PDF (4 MB)
ARC-LEAP User Instructions for the Appalachian Regional Commission Local Economic Assessment Package
January 2004
Economic Development Research Group, Inc.
User Instructions for the Appalachian Regional Commission's Local Economic Assessment Package
Abstract & Report Contents Full Report in PDF (500 KB)
Educational Attainment in Appalachia
July 2004
Haaga, John
Population Reference Bureau
This paper focuses on what Census 2000 data reveal about the persistence of regional differences in high school completion and tertiary education.
Abstract & Report Contents Full Report in PDF (300 KB)
Evaluation of the Appalachian Regional Commission's Community Capacity-Building Projects
July 2004
Westat Corporation
This report summarizes findings from an evaluation study of 100 community capacity-building projects funded by the ARC between 1995 and 2003.
Abstract & Report Contents Full Report in PDF (1 MB)
Handbook: Assessing Local Economic Development Opportunities with ARC-LEAP, Appalachian Regional Commission Local Economic Assessment Package
January 2004
Economic Development Research Group, Inc.
The ARC-LEAP model serves to three related purposes, each aimed at helping practitioners identify target industries for economic development.
Abstract & Report Contents Full Report in PDF (300 KB)
Households and Families
May 2004
Mather, Mark
Population Reference Bureau
This report analyzes trends in household and family structure in Appalachia from 1990 to 2000.
Abstract & Report Contents Full Report in PDF (1.3 MB)
Housing and Commuting Patterns in Appalachia
January 2004
Mather, Mark
Population Reference Bureau
This report analyzes trends in housing characteristics and commuting patterns in Appalachia from 1990 to 2000.
Abstract & Report Contents Full Report in PDF (1.8 MB)
Labor Market Performance, Poverty, and Income Inequality in Appalachia
September 2004
Black, Dan A., and Seth G. Sanders
Syracuse University and University of Maryland
This study examines the performance of the Appalachian economy and how residents of Appalachia fared between 1990 and 2000.
Abstract & Report Contents Full Report in PDF (1.1 MB)
Meeting the Transportation Challenges of the 21st Century: Report #2: Intermodal Opportunities in the Appalachian Region
December 2004
Rahall Transportation Institute and Wilbur Smith Associates
This report identifies strategic development opportunities to leverage higher utilization of the transportation capabilities of the ADHS, rail, water, and air transportation systems in the Appalachian Region through regional intermodal transportation.
Abstract & Report Contents Full Report in PDF (1.4 MB)
Meeting the Transportation Challenges of the 21st Century: Report #3: Intermodal Case Studies
December 2004
Rahall Transportation Institute and Wilbur Smith Associates
This report builds on the companion regional study of commodity movements within and between the Appalachian Region and the rest of the world by transportation mode to identify exemplary case studies of intermodal initiatives and opportunities.
Abstract & Report Contents Full Report in PDF (1.2 MB)
Meeting the Transportation Challenges of the 21st Century: Report #4: Economic Benefits of Intermodal Efficiencies
December 2004
Rahall Transportation Institute and Wilbur Smith Associates
The purpose of the current analysis is to provide some insight into the potential benefits of intermodal investment in the ARC Region, rather than serve as a major investment study.
Abstract & Report Contents Full Report in PDF (63 KB)
The Aging of Appalachia
July 2004
Haaga, John
Population Reference Bureau
This report uses data from Census 2000 to show how and why the age structure of the Appalachian population differs from the national average and varies within the Region.
Abstract & Report Contents Full Report in PDF (500 KB)