Spatial variation of nonmetropolitan industrial location

Brent W. Ambrose, Thomas M. Springer

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This study examines economic development and industrial location in the rural Southeast using a varying coefficient model. Empirical results generated with a Poisson regression show that the varying coefficient model is appropriate and that the posited variables help explain the number of manufacturing firms which have located to a rural county. The model distinguishes between the ability of a county to attract industry both independent of distance and as a function of the distance to the nearest strategic urban center. Differences exist between the locational preferences of traditional industry and nontraditionial (diversification-enhancing) industry.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)17-27
Number of pages11
JournalThe Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jul 1993

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Urban Studies


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