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Rural Success Stories and Economic Prosperity: The Case of Holmes County and Mercer County Ohio.

 A policy brief just released by The C. William Swank Program in Rural-Urban Policy attempts to answer the question of why some rural communities thrive and others might lag behind by examining two rural-Ohio success stories: Holmes and Mercer Counties. 

Authors: ​​​​​​​

  • Dr. Mark Partridge 
  • Dr. Sueng-hun Chung
  • Ph.D. candidate Sowon Kim
Publication type: 
Policy brief
Date published: 
Monday, March 11, 2024