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2008 Issue

Appalachian Angels: Growing High-Tech Businesses in Western North Carolina
by Fred D. Baldwin

Photo of David McConville

The Blue Ridge Entrepreneurial Council and the Blue Ridge Angel Investors Network offer a variety of services to support entrepreneurs working to build high-tech companies in Appalachian North Carolina.


Catskill Connectivity: A New York County Adds Wireless
by Fred D. Baldwin

Students at the college enjoy wireless Internet.

The Delhi CyberCommunity, a partnership between business, government, and higher education, aims to create jobs and improve services for local residents with the help of a wireless network providing broadband Internet access.


Hocking College: Thinking Globally in Southeastern Ohio
by Fred D. Baldwin

Photo of Hocking College

Founded in 1968 to serve three Appalachian counties, Hocking College now attracts students from 33 states and 58 countries, thanks to an innovative instructional approach that includes real-world work opportunities for students.


Rural Action: Revitalizing Appalachian Communities
by Fred D. Baldwin

Rural Action is helping Ohio communities create sustainable economies, promote sustainable communities, and foster a sustainable environment by focusing on the value of local assets, including farms, streams, and forests.


Cultivating Entrepreneurship: A Pennsylvania Town-Gown Partnership
by Fred D. Baldwin

RG Technologies an information technology company

The Juniata College Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership works in partnership with local groups on a wide range of programs to promote entrepreneurship, benefitting both students and the local economy.

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