ERIC Number: ED051369
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970-Feb
Rural Industrialization in the Southeast Coastal Plain: Case Study of a New Brick Factory in Summerville, S.C.
McElveen, Jackson V.
This report describes the local economy of a rural area in South Carolina at the time a brick plant was established and examines the shortrun impact of the plant through its first year of operation in 1963. During its first year, the plant provided jobs for 25 of the area's unskilled laborers, who had been working seasonally in declining farm, construction, and sawmill occupations. In addition, jobs were generated in machine maintenance, advertising, and sales. The study indicates that various other types of factories which could be constructed in the area would provide jobs for the rural poor who are being forced out of agriculture and forestry. (BH)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Federal Extension Service (USDA), Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: South Carolina