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The Homer Laughlin Company has a long and strong history of making dinnerware.  Trace the ups and downs of the Fiestaware industry in West Virginia.

Generation West Virginia | Appalachian Innovators

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Learn about a program based in Huntington, West Virginia that is providing good paying jobs and encouraging community service at the same time.

Links to the Past

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Examine the history of the Oakhurst Golf Club in White Sulphur Springs, WV from its creation in 1884 to the present and learn about how some golf equipment and rules have changed.

Digging Ginseng

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Learn about the uses for ginseng, regulations for harvesting the crop, and the economics related to its sale.

The West Virginia Turnpike

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Explore the impact of the WV turnpike on the economy of West Virginia.

Rockefeller's Move to West Virginia and Program Focus

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Examine reasons behind Jay Rockefeller's move to West Virginia and programs he initiated.

Rockefeller's Background Information and the Toyota Deal

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Explore how Jay Rockefeller's background enabled him to establish a working relationship with Toyota Manufacturing which had a positive impact on West Virginia's economy.

Trail Town | Appalachian Innovators

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Examine how community members of West Eaton, PA and other towns along the Great Allegheny Passage are expanding upon existing resources such as railroads, hiking trails, and bike paths to increase economic development in their areas.

Lavender Farming | Appalachian Innovators

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Learn how opportunities in lavender farming have impacted the economic future of southern West Virginia.