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An Assessment of Natural Assets in the Appalachian Region: Water Resources
September 2014
Downstream Strategies, West Virginia University,and The Northeast Regional Center for Rural Development
This study attempts to understand water assets in the Appalachian Region in order to facilitate water management and planning strategies. It evaluates water quantity, water quality, and water value, using data and information collected for a variety of me
Abstract & Report Contents Full report in PDF (3.5 MB)
College Completion Rates and Remedial Education Outcomes for Institutions in Appalachian States
September 2014
John Armstrong and Katie Zaback
State Higher Education Executive Officers Association
This report analyzes college completion metrics for the Appalachian Region, compares outcomes of students attending campuses in the Region with those of students attending campuses outside the Region, and discusses stumbling blocks to college completion.
Abstract & Report Contents Full Report in PDF
An Assessment of Natural Assets in the Appalachian Region: Forest Resources
September 2014
Downstream Strategies,West Virginia University,and the National Network of Forest Practitioners
This study describes forest assets in the Appalachian Region to facilitate forest management and planning strategies and to provide useful information and tools for decision-makers.
Abstract & Report Contents Full Report in PDF (6 MB)
Economic Diversity in Appalachia
March 2014
Edward Feser, Troy Mix, Mark White, Ken Poole, Deb Markley, and Erik Pages
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's Regional Economics Applications Laboratory and the Center for Regional Economic Competitiveness, with assistance from the RUPRI Center for Rural Entrepreneurship and EntreWorks Consulting
This March 2014 report provides an analysis of economic diversity trends in the Appalachian Region.
Abstract & Report Contents Economic Diversity in Appalachia: Compilation of All Documents (PDF: 6 MB)
The Appalachian Region: A Data Overview from the 2008-2012 American Community Survey
February 2014
Kelvin Pollard and Linda A. Jacobsen
Population Reference Bureau
This study examines state- and county-level data on population, age, race and ethnicity, housing occupancy and housing tenure, education, labor force, employment and unemployment, income and poverty, health insurance coverage, disability status, migration
Abstract & Report Contents Full Report in PDF (9 MB)