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Program Evaluation of the Appalachian Regional Commission's Telecommunications and Technology Projects: FY 2004–FY 2010
November 2015
Sara Lawrence, Zachary Oliver, Michael Hogan, Sara VanLear, Jim Baller, John Horrigan, Mark Johnson, Jane Smith Patterson, Ashley Stelfox, and Deborah Watts
RTI International
This report presents an evaluation of 322 telecommunications and technology projects funded by ARC between fiscal years 2004 and 2010.
Abstract & Report Contents Full Report in PDF (4.5 MB)
Program Evaluation of the Appalachian Regional Commissionís Job Creation and Retention Projects
September 2015
HDR, Inc. with Jack Faucett Associates, Inc.
This report presents an evaluation of 286 job creation and retention projects funded by ARC between fiscal years 2004 and 2010.
Abstract & Report Contents Full Report in PDF (1 MB)
Program Evaluation of the Appalachian Regional Commissionís Health Projects, 2004-2010
August 2015
Community and Economic Development Initiative of Kentucky, University of Kentucky
This report presents an evaluation of 202 health projects funded by ARC between fiscal years 2004 and 2010.
Abstract & Report Contents Full Report in PDF (5 MB)
Agriculture and Food System Trends in the Appalachian Region: 2007-2012
July 2015
Charlie Jackson, Allison Perrett, and Katie Descieux
Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project (ASAP)
This report examines trends in the 2007 and 2012 Censuses of Agriculture and related socioeconomic databases in order to assess, benchmark, and document food and farm activity and the local food economy in the Appalachian Region.
Abstract & Report Contents
The Appalachian Region: A Data Overview from the 2009-2013 American Community Survey
April 2015
Kelvin Pollard and Linda A. Jacobsen
Population Reference Bureau
This study examines state- and county-level data on population, age, race and ethnicity, housing, education, labor force, employment, income and poverty, health insurance, disability status, migration, and veteran status for the 13 Appalachian states.
Abstract & Report Contents Full Report in PDF (9 MB)
Appalachia Then and Now: Examining Changes to the Appalachian Region since 1965
February 2015
Center for Regional Economic Competitiveness and West Virginia University
This study, commissioned by ARC, analyzes 50 years of socioeconomic trends in the Appalachian Region. The study comprises an executive summary, a technical report, and a summary of input from stakeholders
Abstract & Report Contents Appalachia Then and Now: Complete Study (PDF: 12 MB)