ERIC Number: ED317360
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Nov
Job Creation in Rural Areas: A Select Annotated Bibliography.
Community Economics, Nov 1989
This annotated bibliography is designed to assist rural leaders seeking ways to effectively structure successful job development projects in their communities. The 120 entries are listed in the main body alphabetically by author, and are grouped in the index into categories reflecting Thomas's "seven hallmarks of successful rural development": (1) job training, improving skill levels, and incorporating education; (2) industrial recruitment and seeking new businesses; (3) capitalizing on existing resources and businesses; (4) adding value to existing products; (5) rural leadership development; (6) aggressive grantsmanship, cash transfer strategy, and financing; and (7) pursuing new and innovative concepts. Entries include journal articles, government reports, rural development agency reports, research foundation reports, conference papers, and books. Many items were located through electronic searches of major databases (e.g., ERIC database and Sociological Abstracts). An introduction summarizes the findings of the literature concerning public funding, job grants, fast versus slow growth, tax incentives, locally generated jobs, value added projects, business recruitment, determinants of industrial location, community research, the relationship between education and work, and education needs for specific jobs. (SV)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Change Strategies, Community Development, Economic Development, Job Development, Labor Force Development, Postsecondary Education, Rural Areas, Rural Development, Secondary Education, Vocational Education
Western Rural Development Center, Oregon State Univ., Ballard Extension Hall 307, Corvallis, OR 97331-3607.
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Western Rural Development Center, Corvallis, OR.