Tag: Economy

Region’s Economic Outlook Grim As COVID Aid Programs End

This article was originally published by Ohio Valley ReSource. With hundreds of thousands across the Ohio Valley struggling to make ends meet, a suite of coronavirus aid packages, including rent and utility relief funding, eviction moratoriums and expanded unemployment benefits, is set to expire at the end of December.  The […]

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How Do You Reinvent a Rural Economy? $100 at a Time

“Explore Elkin” takes small individual investments and parlays them into bigger returns for the old mill town of Elkin, North Carolina. Instead of a pop and a fizzle, the program has created a slow burn of special events, marketing, and accurate self-promotion. The invitations, hundreds of them, had been sent. Ads were […]

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Are Black Walnuts Ready to Boom?

The first car arrives over two hours before the hulling station officially opens in Jeffersonville, Kentucky. By the time that Renee Zaharie appears and starts the hulling machine, four more vehicles have pulled in and are waiting under the darkening evening sky. The steady murmur of conversation (and the occasional […]

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