Links to the Future: The Role of Information and Telecommunications Technology in Appalachian Economic Development

Author(s): Michael Oden, Sharon Strover, Martha Arosemena, Jeremy Gustafson, and Chris Lucas
Author Organization(s): University of Texas and Nobuya Inagaki

This report documents the status of information, computing, and telecommunications technologies in the Appalachian Region, assessing their potential relationship to economic growth and the range of federal, state, and local policies that influence their development. This work is based on in-depth field research and telephone interviews; analysis of primary, archival, and secondary documents; and Web-based investigations to gather and analyze data.