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Rural Industrial Location: The Impact of Firm Size



This study explores the location preferences for firms of different sizes, using a varying coefficient model to study the relationships underlying industrial location and economic development in the rural Southeast. The model distinguishes between the ability of a county to attract industry both independent of distance and as a function of its distance to the nearest urban center.

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  • Brent W. Ambrose & Thomas M. Springer, 1993. "Rural Industrial Location: The Impact of Firm Size," Journal of Real Estate Research, American Real Estate Society, vol. 8(3), pages 387-400.
  • Handle: RePEc:jre:issued:v:8:n:3:1993:p:387-400

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    1. Erickson, Rodney A. & Wasylenko, Michael, 1980. "Firm relocation and site selection in suburban municipalities," Journal of Urban Economics, Elsevier, vol. 8(1), pages 69-85, July.
    2. Johnson, S. R. & Kau, James B., 1980. "Urban spatial structure: An analysis with a varying coefficient model," Journal of Urban Economics, Elsevier, vol. 7(2), pages 141-154, March.
    3. Carlton, Dennis W, 1983. "The Location and Employment Choices of New Firms: An Econometric Model with Discrete and Continuous Endogenous Variables," The Review of Economics and Statistics, MIT Press, vol. 65(3), pages 440-449, August.
    4. Ambrose, Brent W & Springer, Thomas M, 1993. "Spatial Variation of Nonmetropolitan Industrial Location," The Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, Springer, vol. 7(1), pages 17-27, July.
    5. Black, Dan A & Hoyt, William H, 1989. "Bidding for Firms," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 79(5), pages 1249-1256, December.
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    • L85 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Services - - - Real Estate Services


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