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for Carolina Planning Vol. 23 Issue 1, Winter 1998
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While new residents to the mountain region of North Carolina bring a much-needed boost to the mountain economy, development also threatens the environment that makes the region a desirable place to live. It is imperative to explore alternative types of development that accommodate growth without compromising the natural beauty or resources of the mountain landscape. One promising alternative is conservation-oriented development, which harnesses the economic engine of development to help protect the natural environment.
As a result of the recent federal welfare reform legislation, welfare recipients are being forced to find jobs. At the same time, the strong growth of the economy is leaving many Americans behind. Planners need to consider new ways to connect unemployed and underemployed people to jobs.