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Community-Business Matching: A New Model For Rural Economic Development


  • Buescher, Michael
  • Halbrendt, Catherine K.
  • Sullivan, Pauline
  • Zheng, Yi


Identifying target industry sectors for community economic development is a complex problem. The Community-Business Matching (CBM) Model is a tool that assists in identifying desirable industry sectors for sustainable economic development. The framework of the model is based on two measures, "Desirability" and "Compatibility", between a community and industry sectors. A case study of two Vermont communities will be presented.

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  • Buescher, Michael & Halbrendt, Catherine K. & Sullivan, Pauline & Zheng, Yi, 1999. "Community-Business Matching: A New Model For Rural Economic Development," 1999 Annual meeting, August 8-11, Nashville, TN 21696, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association).
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:aaea99:21696

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