ERIC Number: ED332860
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Economic Productivity and Adaptability: Four State-of-the-Art Papers on the Highest Research Extension Priorities within the Twelve States and D.C. Northeast Region. Publication 60.
Northeast Regional Center for Rural Development, University Park, PA.
Four commissioned papers prepared for a conference on key concepts in the areas of economic productivity and adaptability in the Northeastern states are presented in this document. These papers reflect an important fact: that major socioeconomic changes are underway that will affect the ability of Northeastern states to maintain productive and sustainable rural economies. The papers also address the challenges and opportunities for research and extension linkages with a focus on ameliorating problems and taking advantage of potential opportunities. The first paper, "Economic, Social and Environmental Impacts of Economic Development Distribution" (Thomas Lyson), focuses on the changes in economic activity in rural areas, and the need for rural restructuring. This paper contains several tables and maps showing the changes in economic activity in recent years. The next paper, entitled "Fiscal Impacts of Economic Changes on the Revenues and Expenditures of Rural Local Governments and Communities" (Farhad Atash) reviews past literature on these impacts. The third paper, "Economic and Social Outcomes of Public and Private Investments in Physical Infrastructure for Growth and Stability of Rural Economies" (Steven Deller), reviews studies that examine the link between investment in economic and social overhead capital, and economic development and growth. The last paper, called "The Key Factors in the Community's Social and Physical Environment That Enhance Sustainable Local Economic Activity" (Frank Goode & Ganesh Rauniyar), identifies the type of information system necessary to deal effectively with sustainable economic activity in rural development efforts. Each paper contains numerous references. (KS)
Descriptors: Budgeting, Economic Development, Expenditures, Extension Education, Financial Problems, Income, Land Grant Universities, Local Government, Productivity, Research Needs, Rural Areas, Rural Development, Service Occupations, Small Businesses, Socioeconomic Influences, State of the Art Reviews
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Northeast Regional Center for Rural Development, University Park, PA.
Identifiers: Infrastructure; Rural Restructuring; United States (Northeast)
Note: Papers presented at the Morgantown, West Virginia Key Issues Conference (Saratoga Springs, New York, March 1991).