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Appalachian State Research, Technical Assistance, and Demonstration Projects

Published on AidPage by IDILOGIC on Jun 24, 2005

Program accomplishments...

The fiscal year 2001 program included continued support for the Appalachian scholar program and implementation of the ARC strategic plan and Government Performance and Results Act. Started or completed studies included: factors associated with the changing status of distressed counties; an evaluation of ARC's public works and infrastructure projects; foundation funding in Appalachia in the 1990s; intermodal transportation plans, systems, and activities in Appalachia; an analysis of the economic base of distressed and near- distressed counties; labor force participation and underemployment rates in Appalachia; current and future impacts of the regional coal industry; an assessment of economic development opportunities arising from the completion of the ADHS corridors; and a program evaluation of ARC's education projects.