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The Effect Of Local Economic Development Policy On Employment Growth In Rural Counties In The Mid-Atlantic Region

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  • James, Sara-Beth
  • Ilvento, Thomas W.
  • Hastings, Steven E.

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This paper analyzes the role of local economic development strategies on employment. Data were collected on employment changes in 146 nonmetro counties along with a survey of economic development offices (99 surveys, 67.8%). Using OLS, results show that counties that increased economic development emphasis had higher employment growth.

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  • James, Sara-Beth & Ilvento, Thomas W. & Hastings, Steven E., 2002. "The Effect Of Local Economic Development Policy On Employment Growth In Rural Counties In The Mid-Atlantic Region," Staff Papers 15831, University of Delaware, Department of Food and Resource Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:udelsp:15831
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    1. Timothy J. Bartik, 1991. "Who Benefits from State and Local Economic Development Policies?," Books from Upjohn Press, W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, number wbsle.
    2. Timothy J. Bartik, 2003. "Local Economic Development Policies," Upjohn Working Papers and Journal Articles 03-91, W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research.
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