This study estimates the economic impacts of two major rockslides in southwestern North Carolina and southeastern Tennessee during the fall of 2009 that resulted in the closure of sections of Interstate 40 and U.S. Route 63.
Report on the research and recommendations of the Network Appalachia Study Group on how to develop a twenty-first century transportation network in Appalachia that would maximize economic and employment benefits to the Region.
This report presents results from a study of the status of the solar- and wind-energy industries in the Appalachian Region and the challenges firms and state governments face in preparing for and competing in these rapidly emerging industries.
This ARC-commissioned study evaluated indicators used to classify counties as economically distressed, with the goal of improving the ability to target resources effectively to counties facing barriers to economic progress.
This report presents an analysis of disparities in mental health status and substance abuse prevalence, as well as access to treatment services, in the 410-county Appalachian Region comprising all or parts of 13 states.
This report responds to a proactive effort by the ARC to explore new avenues for assessing wellbeing. Despite well-recognized advances, chronic socioeconomic distress persists in various pockets in the region while other areas face instability.
This study investigates associations between measures of socioeconomic condition and rates of premature mortality for leading causes of death for counties in the U.S., with a focus on the Appalachian region.
During 2006, the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) conducted an evaluation of infrastructure and public works projects to determine if projects achieved their original objectives. In addition, as part of the Commission's ongoing performance evaluation…
This report uses data from the 1960 to 2000 decennial census to measures the extent to which standards of living among Appalachian families have improved, and to examine housing and consumption trends…