Economic Diversity in Appalachia: Statistics, Strategies, and Guides for Action


This report provides lessons to inform local and regional economic development efforts across Appalachia.  Case studies include:

  • Knott County, Ky. {arts, education, entrepreneurship, nature-based tourism, place-based, resource extraction}
  • Garrett County, Md. {planning, tourism}
  • Oktibbeha County, Miss. {business recruitment, education}
  • Lycoming County, Pa. {education/workforce, planning, resource extraction}
  • Upshur County, W.Va. {agriculture, place-based, regionalism, resource extraction, tourism}

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