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In 2000, the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC), in cooperation with local development districts, nonprofit organizations, and many small municipalities, expanded programs to help Appalachia's distressed counties become economically competitive. The effort calls for increased funding for technical assistance and capacity building in distressed counties. In addition, the ARC plan to develop high-speed Internet access and other telecommunications projects includes a special focus on distressed counties. To create more jobs and new businesses in the region, ARC worked with major financial institutions and foundations in support of its entrepreneurship initiative. ARC also worked collaboratively on issues related to education, international trade, environmental cleanup, and transportation. Examples of projects are presented for five goal areas: education and workforce training, physical infrastructure, civic capacity and leadership, dynamic local economies, and health care. The financial report presents tables showing appropriations for regional development programs, Appalachian Development Highway System authorizations and obligations, cumulative funding by state, non-highway project totals, and non-highway project amounts for each of the 13 states served by ARC. Population figures for each state, by county, are given, and contact information is given for local development districts, which are shown on a map. (TD)

Descriptors: Annual Reports, Counties, Economic Development, Economically Disadvantaged, Entrepreneurship, Federal Aid, Health Services, Internet, Labor Force Development, Leadership Training, Regional Cooperation, Road Construction, Rural Development, Rural Education, Strategic Planning

Author: Appalachian Regional Commission, Washington, DC.


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