Geographical Analysis of US Green Sector Industry Concentration
AbstractThis paper analyzes the geographic distribution of “green energy” sector clustering in the lower 48 United States using recent developments in industry concentration analysis. Evidence suggests that the ten green energy subsectors and the aggregate of the firms comprising the green energy sector are regionally concentrated. Positive changes in industry concentration from 2002 to 2006 tended to be greatest in non-metropolitan counties, suggesting comparative advantage with respect to site location for the composite of firms making up these sectors.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Southern Agricultural Economics Association in its series 2012 Annual Meeting, February 4-7, 2012, Birmingham, Alabama with number 119742.
Date of creation: 2012
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Agglomeration; Location Quotient; Renewable Energy; Community/Rural/Urban Development; Industrial Organization; Research and Development/Tech Change/Emerging Technologies;
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2012-02-08 (All new papers)
- NEP-COM-2012-02-08 (Industrial Competition)
- NEP-ENE-2012-02-08 (Energy Economics)
- NEP-ENV-2012-02-08 (Environmental Economics)
- NEP-GEO-2012-02-08 (Economic Geography)
- NEP-IND-2012-02-08 (Industrial Organization)
- NEP-SBM-2012-02-08 (Small Business Management)
- NEP-URE-2012-02-08 (Urban & Real Estate Economics)
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