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News article: Policy Brief explains the overall success in Holmes and Mercer Counties reflected in their relative advantages from a vigorous small-business community, entrepreneurship, QoL, and social connectedness.

COLUMBUS OH, 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. Both Holmes and Mercer Counties have fared better than the average rural Ohio or rural U.S., even though both counties faced structural disadvantages.

News article: AEDE and Ohio State faculty and students took home multiple awards at the 2022 Annual Meeting of the North American Regional Science Council (NARSC).

AEDE and Ohio State faculty and students took home multiple prestigious awards at the 2022 Annual Meeting of the North American Regional Science Council (NARSC). The meetings were held in Montreal, Canada from November 9 through the 12th and featured research presentations by AEDE faculty, students and alumni as well as scholars from around the globe on various topics related to regional science and economics.