ERIC Number: ED030709
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Reference Count: 0
Methods of Selecting Industries for Depressed Areas--An Introduction to Feasibility Studies. Developing Job Opportunities 2.
Klaassen, Leo H.
This report presents severl alternative methods which may be employed by local authorities in identifying likely prospects for local industrialization, and describes a specialized input-output technique to define inter-industry relations and inter-regional relations of industries. This technique is applied, for illustrative purposes, to three labor-oriented growth industries (electronics, optical, and glass) in the United States. One purpose of the technique is to provide a critical central system of analysis, after which the detailed factors might be reviewed if the particular industry is considered a candidate for location. Appendixes include formulas for the Cobb-Douglas function and the share of labor, analysis of inter-industry relationships, determination of relevant regions, and checklist for site selection. (EM)
Descriptors: Economic Development, Economic Research, Feasibility Studies, Industrial Structure, Industrialization, Industry, Input Output Analysis, Methods, Poverty Areas, Site Selection
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Authoring Institution: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France).