National research institutes and writers have utilized ACEnet as a model for numerous case studies, articles and books on topics of regional branding and community-based economic development.

Many Publications and case studies featuring ACEnet can be accessed online:

Building Sustainability by Increasing Earned Revenue:

Field Forum October 2008
http://fieldus.org/publications/FieldForum21.pdf

Using a Brands Strategy for Scaling Business Development Services: A Case Study of the Appalachian Center for Economic Networks

August 2011, conducted by the ASPEN institute
http://www.athensohio.com/upload_files/files/FIELD%20study%20-%20ACEnet%20Brands%20Strategy.pdf

25% Shift

Leslie Schaller, Director of Programs at ACEnet reflects on opportunities and challenges for a 25% Shift in food localization for Northeast Ohio.
http://www.neofoodweb.org/video/25-shift-opporunities-neo-local-food-economy

Branding Study for Appalachian Local Food Economies:

January 2013 by the Central Appalachian Network
http://www.cannetwork.org/documents/CANMITBrandingStudyExecutiveSummaryFinal.pdf