Entire Region

An Overview of Coal and the Economy in Appalachia

An Overview of Coal and the Economy in Appalachia, a report commissioned by the Appalachian Regional Commission, details major trends in coal employment and production in the Appalachian Region over the past two decades. The report examines where employment and production losses have been concentrated within the Region, and also…

Federal HBCU Competitiveness Strategy

To successfully implement Executive Order 13779, The White House Initiative to Promote Excellence and Innovation at Historically Black Colleges and Universities, the White House Domestic Policy Council, the Initiative and federal agency partners convened to explore how the federal sector can best expand the overall impact of HBCUs on the…

Energy Workforce Trends and Training Needs in Appalachia

This study uses national data to project future supply and demand for occupations associated with the energy industry in Appalachia, and the number of people enrolled in and graduating from programs in the Region’s institutions of higher education.

Educational Attainment in Appalachia

This paper focuses on what Census 2000 data reveal about the persistence of regional differences in high school completion and tertiary education.