This report examines the impact of the decline in coal production on supply chain industries at the county level across Appalachia. It offers, and uses, a typology to classify counties based on their dependence on the CIE, recent employment changes due to reduced coal production, and their risk for further impacts due to any future declines in the coal industry.
Jackson, Randall & Járosi, Péter (2018). An Economic Analysis of the Appalachian Coal Industry Ecosystem: County-level CIE Supply Chain Analysis. Appalachian Regional Commission. https://www.arc.gov/ wp-content/uploads/2018/01/CIE2-CountyLevelCIESupplyChainAnalysis-2.pdf