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Appalachian Regional Commission

Works: 1,215 works in 1,680 publications in 1 language and 46,707 library holdings
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Classifications: F106, 333.70974
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Appalachia : journal of the Appalachian Regional Commission ( serial )
in English and held by 623 libraries worldwide
Appalachia magazine : journal of the Appalachia Regional Commission ( file )
in English and held by 488 libraries worldwide
Annual report by Appalachian Regional Commission( serial )
in English and held by 336 libraries worldwide
Challenges for Appalachia, energy, environment, and natural resources : a handbook of reference materials ( Book )
3 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 290 libraries worldwide
Appalachian ways by Jill Durrance( Book )
4 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 281 libraries worldwide
Performance and accountability report by Appalachian Regional Commission( file )
in English and held by 268 libraries worldwide
Subdividing rural America : impacts of recreational lot and second home development by American Society of Planning Officials( Book )
12 editions published between 1976 and 1979 in English and held by 266 libraries worldwide
Recreational land development in the United States falls into three general categories with the first two being more popular: (1) unimproved recreational subdivisions, largely speculative investments; (2) improved second home projects, used both for recreation and speculation; and (3) high amenity resort communities, recreational areas for higher income families. At least 10 million recreational lots currently exist, mostly in Florida and Texas, but also in Pennsylvania and the Southwest. Recreational land development is a controversial topic as it has implications for environmental, economic, and social impact. Environmentally sensitive areas are often targets for development projects, which can produce air and water pollution, erosion, and solid waste problems. While development projects initially stimulate local economies via taxation, the effect may reverse itself in later years. The culture and lifestyle of a rural area may change with an influx of sophistication, bringing with it increased crime, traffic, and crowding. Consumer victimization by fraudulent land development companies is all too frequent. Local and state governments should take advantage of the current lull in recreational land development to pass legislation and establish procedures and regulations regarding such development. (Sb)
Program budgeting for planners; a case study of Appalachia with projections through 1985 by Warren Rovetch( Book )
4 editions published between 1973 and 1974 in English and held by 255 libraries worldwide
Regional technology assets and opportunities : the geographic clustering of high-tech industry, science and innovation in Appalachia by Edward J Feser( Book )
3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
A study identified 100 sub-regional concentrations of technology-related employment, research and development, and applied innovation within and immediately adjacent to the 406-county service area of the Appalachian Regional Commission (arc). Among the findings are that Appalachia's technology sector is comparatively small but expanding, with most gains occurring in moderately technology-intensive sectors. The presence of industrial machinery, chemicals/plastics, and motor vehicles is more extensive in rural counties than information technology, communication services, and software. There is more high-tech activity in the northern and southern thirds of Appalachia, with activity in the central region very sparse. Appalachian metro areas have significantly fewer scientists, engineers, and technicians than the U.S. as a whole. There are six major research universities in Appalachia--their primary strengths are engineering and physical sciences, followed by life sciences. Industrial machinery is the most common technology focus in the area. There are many state-funded technology programs in the region, but few focus on the areas projected to grow in the next decade--information technology and biotechnology. Degree awards in computer and communications sciences by 2-year colleges are below the national average. Higher education institutions with an emphasis in technology are comparatively few in central Appalachia. Over half of the technology clusters are located in centers outside the region, meaning that Appalachia's high-tech prospects are heavily dependent on spillover effects from neighboring cities. Implications for policy are discussed. Fourteen appendices present lists related to classification and spatial concentrations. (Contains 58 references and 43 maps and figures.) (Td)
Links to the future : the role of information and telecommunications : technology in Appalachian economic development by Michael Oden( Book )
2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
This report documents the status of information, computing, and telecommunications (ict) technologies in the Appalachian region, assessing their potential relationship to economic growth and the federal, state, and local policies that influence their development. Key findings include the following. Leading producers of ict products and services have a relatively weak presence in Appalachia. Substantial infrastructure deficiencies exist in rural Appalachia. Rural Appalachia is highly dependent on incumbent telephone companies for high-speed services and basic telecommunications infrastructure. Competition can produce improved services at better prices. Federal E-rate and various state programs have enabled widespread high-speed connectivity among schools and libraries in Appalachia. However, Appalachian counties have received significantly lower per-capita funding of E-rate and rural health programs than the nation as a whole. Lack of information combined with access barriers limit the effective adoption of ict and network services across Appalachia. Dissemination of information regarding ict hardware, software and connectivity integration is under-supplied by the market, especially in rural areas. Ict access and capacity barriers disadvantage economic development in rural Appalachian counties. Limited ict access and use was found to be a particular problem for the health care sector in rural communities. Appalachian states have adopted a range of policies to enhance access to telecommunications infrastructure in rural areas. Case studies in Mississippi and Virginia underscored the significance of the broader economic and demographic context for the relationship between telecommunications and economic development. Policy options are offered. Seven appendices present study information. (Contains 87 references.) (Td)
Appalachian development highways economic impact studies ( Book )
2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Trends in national and regional economic distress, 1960-2000 by Lawrence E Wood( file )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
Green schools and sustainability in Appalachia : case studies in rural practice ( file )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
Sources of regional growth in non-metro Appalachia ( file )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
An analysis of disparities in health status and access to health care in the Appalachian Region by Joel A Halverson( file )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
This study was commissioned by the Appalachian Regional Commission in order to compile standardized, baseline information regarding health disparities in the region. Health disparities result from differences in the incidence, prevalence, mortality, and burden of diseases and other adverse health conditions that exist among specific population groups. This study provides baseline information needed to assess health disparities in the region, to investigate causes of regional and local disparities, and to aid in developing targeted interventions aimed at reducing disparities and improve the overall health of the region
Standards of living in Appalachia, 1960-2000 by Dan A Black( file )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
Economic impact study of completing the Appalachian development highway system : final report ( file )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
Assessing the impact of trade liberalization on import-competing industries in the Appalachian Region by Andrew B Bernard( file )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
Evaluation of the Appalachian Regional Commission's vocational education and workforce training projects by Laurie Plishker( file )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
Underemployment in Appalachia and the rest of the United States, 1996-2004 by Mark Price( file )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
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Appalachian Regional Commission
Appalachian Regional Commission United States
ARC (Appalachian Regional Commission)
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United States Appalachian Regional Commission
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