Rural Economic Development: What Makes Rural Communities Grow?

Factors related to local and regional economic growth are attractiveness to retirees, right-to-work laws, excellent high school completion rates, good public education expenditures, and access to transportation networks. These were associated with improved county earnings in 1979-89, according to a multiple regression analysis of rural counties. Factors associated with poor earnings growth included higher wage levels, concentrations of transfer-payment recipiency, and concentrations of small independent businesses in the goods-producing sector.


Issue Date:
1997
Publication Type:
Report
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/33677
Total Pages:
8
Series Statement:
Agriculture Information Bulletin No. 737




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