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SAVING AND CREATING GOOD JOBS: A Study of Industrial Retention and Expansion Programs

  • Neil S. Mayer
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    Saving and Creating Good Jobs: A Study of Industrial Retention and Expansion Pro-grams focuses on programs designed to assist manufacturing firms already in a given location to stay and grow. The underlying presumption is that some manufacturing firms in any locality would prefer to stay, and even expand, if special mechanisms were in place that improve the manufacturer’s capacity to compete by providing assistance in such areas as marketing, technology and finding qualified workers. This study assesses the value of industrial retention and expansion as a strategy with particular emphasis on the experience of four organizations for whom that strategy is their principal mission.

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    Paper provided by HUD USER, Economic Development in its series Economic Development Publications with number 39027.

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    Length: 82 pages
    Date of creation: Dec 1998
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    Handle: RePEc:hud:wpaper:39027
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