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Appalachian Regional Commission

Works: 1,366 works in 1,921 publications in 1 language and 59,347 library holdings
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Classifications: F106, 333.70974
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Appalachia : journal of the Appalachian Regional Commission( )

in English and held by 1,217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A journal devoted to the development of the Appalachian Region
Environmental geology, Allegheny County and vicinity, Pennsylvania : description of a program and its results by Reginald P Briggs( )

3 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Summary description of geologic and hyrologic studies
Annual report by Appalachian Regional Commission( )

in English and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Landsliding in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania by Reginald P Briggs( )

2 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Man should proceed with caution if modifications such as loading, excavation, or changes of the water regime are contemplated for slopes in Allegheny County, especially those slopes described on the map as highly sensitive to disturbance by man. Features indicative of unstable slope conditions include: cracks in buildings, yard walls, and pools; doors and windows that jam; fences and other linear features bowed out of line; tilted trees and utility poles; cracks and steplike ground features; hummocky ground; and water seeps. Geologic factors related to the landsliding process include rock types, layering, fracturing, and attitude; nature of soil cover; permeability of rocks and soils; and steepness of slope
Appalachian reporter( )

in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Challenges for Appalachia, energy, environment, and natural resources : a handbook of reference materials by D.C.) Appalachian regional commission (Washington( Book )

3 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Performance and accountability report by Appalachian Regional Commission( )

in English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Regional technology assets and opportunities : the geographic clustering of high-tech industry, science and innovation in Appalachia by Edward J Feser( )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member 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)
Energizing Appalachia : a regional blueprint for economic and energy development( )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Links to the future : the role of information and telecommunications : technology in Appalachian economic development by Michael Oden( )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member 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( )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trends in national and regional economic distress, 1960-2000 by Lawrence E Wood( )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Economic impact study of completing the Appalachian development highway system : final report( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evaluation of the Appalachian Regional Commission's vocational education and workforce training projects by Laurie Plishker( )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The New Appalachia Ideas That Work by Washington, DC Appalachian Regional Commission( )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1996 the Appalachian Regional Commission reinvented itself, adopting a strategic plan that reaffirmed its two historic priorities--an economic and human development program and a developmental highway program--and rethinking how to achieve them. The plan established goals under five headings: education and workforce training that prepares Appalachian residents to compete in the world economy; the physical infrastructure necessary for self-sustaining economic development and improved quality of life; civic capacity and leadership; access to financial and technical resources that support dynamic local economies; and access to affordable, quality health care. This book presents brief descriptions and contact information for 120 innovative programs that address these goals. The programs are organized by goal and then by state. Programs in the education and training section are concerned with school readiness, entrepreneurial education, computer and Internet skills, parent participation, hands-on science, geographic information systems (GIS), job training, school-business partnerships, adult literacy, and college preparation. Programs in the civic capacity section include those involving individualized job training; youth leadership; and training in local government, leadership, business skills, and new information tools. A project index by state is included. (SV)
Final report : an assessment of alternative measures for determining economically distressed counties and areas in the Appalachian region( )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Handbook for assessing economic opportunities from Appalachian development highways( )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Labor market performance, poverty, and income inequality in Appalachia by Dan A Black( )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Standards of living in Appalachia, 1960-2000 by Dan A Black( )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Summary of the ARC-ORCAS energy workshops on creating an energy blueprint for Appalachia( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names
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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