Appalachia

Journal article

1 Jan 2010

Growing energy demands have shifted production styles and approaches associated with traditional fuel sources, including coal. This project focused on a new and increasingly contested method of coal extraction, Mountaintop Removal coal mining (MTR) and its effects on the social well-being of central Appalachian coalfield...

Journal article

1 Jan 2009

Increasing uncertainty in the world economy has created challenges for regions to pursue development strategies to achieve economic growth. Globalization, increased marketing integration, and the advent of new technologies led to approaches from traditional industrial recruiting to less traditional approaches. Among these latter approaches is...

Journal article

1 Jan 2009

Beginning in the 1970s, low-wage manufacturing areas in advanced industrialized countries experienced deindustrialization and worker dislocation as transnational corporations left for sites of lower-cost labor. In response, communities sought to rebuild their economies and pursue new employment opportunities in the restructured labor markets of the...

Journal article

1 Jan 2004

The impact of transportation infrastructure on regional employment can be reflected through changes in the accessibility of the region affected. A certain region may benefit from the positive externalities associated with a public works project even though the facilities are located in another region. The...

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