ERIC Number: ED046610
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Sep
Reference Count: 0
The Impact of New Industry on Local Government Finances in Five Small Towns in Kentucky.
Garrison, Charles B.
The establishment of new manufacturing plants in 5 towns in Kentucky had a negative net fiscal impact on most local governmental units during 1958-63. In most of the counties studied, the direct effect of locating new manufacturing plants in the small towns was to increase the costs of government for the school district, and often the town, without increasing the revenue. The increases were typically small, however. Also, a comparison of the study counties with a group of comparable counties which had no new industry added during the study period showed no significant differences between the two groups of counties in terms of changes in local governmental revenue or expenditures due to any secondary effects of new industry in the study counties. (Author)
Descriptors: Area Studies, Case Studies, Community Study, Economic Research, Field Studies, Financial Support, Industry, Local Issues, Rural Areas, Tables (Data), Taxes
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402
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Authoring Institution: Economic Research Service (USDA), Washington, DC.