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ERIC Number: EJ784297
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Sep
Pages: 26
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 49
ISSN: ISSN-0036-0112
Factors Associated with the Development of Nonmetropolitan Growth Nodes in Producer Services Industries, 1980-1990
Goe, W. Richard
Rural Sociology, v67 n3 p416-441 Sep 2002
Over the 1980-1990 period, employment in producer services industries in the nonmetropolitan United States increased substantially. This growth resulted in the development of "nonmetropolitan growth nodes" in producer services industries. A growth node refers to a nonmetropolitan area that contains a greater than average concentration of employment in a particular industry sector relative to other nonmetropolitan areas. Moreover, this industry concentration not only increases over time, but also represents an important source of employment growth within the area. With nonmetropolitan counties as the spatial unit of analysis, 317 growth nodes in producer services industries are identified for the 1980-1990 period. Access to workers with clerical and administrative support skills, access to highly educated workers, higher earnings per employed worker, access to recreational amenities, and proximity to metropolitan areas were associated with the development of nonmetropolitan growth nodes in producer services industries during this period. (Contains 1 figure, 7 footnotes and 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States