Strategies for Economic Improvement in Appalachia’s Distressed Rural Counties


This report presents the challenges confronting economic and community development efforts in rural Appalachian communities and explains the ways local governments, agencies, and community organizations plan and respond to challenging issues.  Featured case studies include:

  • Avery County, N.C. {resource extraction}
  • Morgan County, Ohio {partnerships, resource extraction, small business, tourism}
  • Johnson County, Tenn. {business, tourism}

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