What do you think of when you think of Eastern Kentucky?

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Top employers in Eastern Kentucky counties
Number of Rowan County employees by category, 2015
Even through a punishing recession, Rowan County consistently had a lower unemployment rate than other counties in Eastern Kentucky.
Rowan’s biggest employer is Morehead State University. The effects of that seem to be reflected in the level of education in the county- it is nearly twice that of the other counties in the region.
Rowan County is a stereotype-breaking part of Eastern Kentucky. The typical assumption that coal drives the economy couldn't be farther from the truth, with Rowan being a hotbed for education and healthcare. Created by Adeline Hogan and Jacob Lindberg for the 2017 Mountain Workshops.

Sources: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey  5-year Estimate

What do you think of when you think of Eastern Kentucky?
Top employers in Eastern Kentucky counties
Number of Rowan County employees by category, 2015
Even through a punishing recession, Rowan County consistently had a lower unemployment rate than other counties in Eastern Kentucky.
Rowan’s biggest employer is Morehead State University. The effects of that seem to be reflected in the level of education in the county- it is nearly twice that of the other counties in the region.
Rowan County is a stereotype-breaking part of Eastern Kentucky. The typical assumption that coal drives the economy couldn't be farther from the truth, with Rowan being a hotbed for education and healthcare. Created by Adeline Hogan and Jacob Lindberg for the 2017 Mountain Workshops.
What do you think of when you think of Eastern Kentucky?
Top employers in Eastern Kentucky counties
Number of Rowan County employees by category, 2015
Even through a punishing recession, Rowan County consistently had a lower unemployment rate than other counties in Eastern Kentucky.
Rowan’s biggest employer is Morehead State University. The effects of that seem to be reflected in the level of education in the county- it is nearly twice that of the other counties in the region.
Rowan County is a stereotype-breaking part of Eastern Kentucky. The typical assumption that coal drives the economy couldn't be farther from the truth, with Rowan being a hotbed for education and healthcare. Created by Adeline Hogan and Jacob Lindberg for the 2017 Mountain Workshops.
Top employers in Eastern Kentucky counties
Number of Rowan County employees by category, 2015
Even through a punishing recession, Rowan County consistently had a lower unemployment rate than other counties in Eastern Kentucky.
Rowan’s biggest employer is Morehead State University. The effects of that seem to be reflected in the level of education in the county- it is nearly twice that of the other counties in the region. Rowan County is a stereotype-breaking part of Eastern Kentucky. The typical assumption that coal drives the economy couldn't be farther from the truth, with Rowan being a hotbed for education and healthcare. Created by Adeline Hogan and Jacob Lindberg for the 2017 Mountain Workshops.