Journal Article

State- and County-Level Determinants of Food Manufacturing Establishment Growth: 1987–93

Stephan J. Goetz

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

Published on behalf of Agricultural and Applied Economics Association

Volume 79, issue 3, pages 838-850
Published in print August 1997 | ISSN: 0002-9092
Published online August 1997 | e-ISSN: 1467-8276 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.2307/1244425
State- and County-Level Determinants of Food Manufacturing Establishment Growth: 1987–93

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Empirical models are developed and estimated to identify economic determinants of food manufacturing establishment growth between 1987 and 1993. Separate growth equations are estimated for states and counties at the three-digit SIC level. Significant agglomeration diseconomies are found to exist for nearly all subindustries at the county level, but not at the state level. The ability of rural counties to attract food processors to create local employment opportunities and market outlets for farmers varies considerably across subindustries.

Keywords: economic development; establishment growth; food manufacturing; L660; Q130

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Subjects: Manufacturing ; Agricultural Economics

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