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January–April 1998 Issue

A Tale of Two Water Systems
by Carl Hoffman

Two small communities on the Virginia–West Virginia line have clean, safe drinking water, thanks to the cooperative efforts of planners from both states.


Appalachian Scene: Rod Soltis: Making Connections
by Fred D. Baldwin

Thanks to a telecommunications network developed by the Broome-Tioga Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES), students in New York's Appalachian counties have taken Russian, advanced Spanish, music theory, and C++ —all courses that their own schools either cannot offer at all or cannot attract enough students to fill.


Going Global Pays Off
by Carl Hoffman

Intensive, hands-on help from the Alabama International Trade Center is giving the state's small and medium-sized companies the boost they need to enter the export market.


HandMade Communities
by Fred D. Baldwin

North Carolina's Rural Small Town Revitalization Project, sponsored by the civi group HandMade in America, is helping six communities rediscover themselves and plan for economic growth.


Inside Information: January–April 1998 Issue

ARC Governors Meet in Washington; President Seeks $357 Million for ARC in FY 1999; Senate, House Pass Highway Bills; Senate Panel Holds ARC Highway Field Hearing; White, Underwood Testify before Congress; New Alternates. Inside Information, January–April 1998.


Reskilling the Workplace
by Fred D. Baldwin

Ohio's Fund for Appalachian Industrial Retraining helps "level the playing field" by training workers in the specializaed skills needed by small manufacturers in the state's Appalachian counties.


Supplying the Demand for Training
by Fred D. Baldwin

Responses to the need for workforce training come from two perspectives—education and business—but supply and demand are the driving forces behind both.

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