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High-Tech Employment And State Economic Development Policies

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  • Mark Partridge

    (Georgia Southern University)

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States have attempted to attract industries by offering a variety of tax incentives and economic development programs with mixed success. States have recently begun to focus on high-tech industries, where average wages are significantly above the all industry average. This study analyzes whether a state's tax and expenditure mix can influence high-tech industry location. Empirically, this study advances previous high-tech research by carefully modelling the government budget constraint and by considering more recent data. One emphasis will be whether rural states are inherently unable to attract high-tech industry and its high-paying jobs. In general, the empirical results suggest that a state's fiscal policies can attract high-tech fums, but states must proceed very cautiously. Furthermore, rural states are not dealt out of the high-tech game.

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Article provided by Southern Regional Science Association in its journal The Review of Regional Studies.

Volume (Year): 23 (1993)
Issue (Month): 3 (Winter)
Pages: 287-305

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Handle: RePEc:rre:publsh:v23:y:1993:i:3:p:287-305

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  1. Fallah, Belal & Partridge, Mark, 2012. "Geography and high-tech employment growth in U.S. counties," MPRA Paper 38294, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  2. Julie L. Hotchkiss & M. Melinda Pitts & John C. Robertson, 2008. "The Push-Pull Effects of the Information Technology Boom and Bust," Economic Development Quarterly, , vol. 22(3), pages 200-212, August.
  3. Dan Rickman & Belal Fallah & Mark Partridge, 2011. "Geographic Determinants of Hi-Tech Employment Growth in U.S. Counties," ERSA conference papers ersa11p518, European Regional Science Association.
  4. Timothy J. Bartik, . "Discussion [of the Effects of State and Local Public Services on Economic Development by Ronald C. Fisher]," Upjohn Working Papers and Journal Articles tjb1997, W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research.
  5. Ronald C. Fisher, 1997. "Effects of state and local public services on economic development," New England Economic Review, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, issue Mar, pages 53-82.
  6. Julie L. Hotchkiss & M. Melinda Pitts & John C. Robertson, 2006. "The push-pull effects of the information technology boom and bust: insight from matched employer-employee data," Working Paper 2006-01, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta.

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