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Labor Market Workshop

In October 1998, a conference was convened by four programs dedicated to providing information for the betterment of rural areas- the UK Rural Studies Program at the University of Kentucky, the Southern Rural Development Center at Mississippi State University, the Farm Foundation, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Economic Research Service. The purpose: to better understand, and ultimately improve, how socio-economic conditions in the South, in particular the rural South, affect employment opportunities.

Telecom Workshop in Washington, DC

On September 14 and 15, 1998, TVA Rural Studies along with the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Economic Research Service and the Western Rural Development Center hosted a workshop to explore many of the issues surrounding rural telecommunications.

Developing Entrepreneurial Economies in Rural Areas

In June 1996, the Kentucky Science and Technology Council, Inc., in cooperation with The Aspen Institute and the UK Rural Studies Program gathered a group of development professionals to discuss ways to create entrepreneurial economies in rural areas of Kentucky and the rest of the United States.

Third Annual 21st Century Rural Development Conference

Held April 1-2, 1998 at the Tennessee Technological University in Cookeville, Tennessee, the conference provided a forum for discussing the relative merits of the two economic strategies used most often by small communities: industrial recruitment and local business stimulation.

OTA Followup Conference

In 1989 the Office of Technology Assessment released a study, Rural America at the Crossroads, of the effects that changes in telecommunications technology could have on rural areas.

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