Changes in the Location of Employment and Ownership: Evidence from California

27 Pages Posted: 19 Sep 2008

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Jed Kolko

Public Policy Institute of California

David Neumark

University of California, Irvine - Department of Economics; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER); IZA Institute of Labor Economics

Date Written: 2007-10

Abstract

We use the National Establishment Time-Series database to describe shifts in the geographic dispersion of employment and ownership of firms. Focusing on data on business establishments in California, and establishments anywhere in the United States that are owned by firms headquartered in California, we find shifts in the operations of businesses headquartered in California to other states. However, this shift has been offset by increased employment in the state by firms headquartered elsewhere, resulting in California's share of national employment holding quite constant. The evidence points to increasing geographic dispersion of firms' operations, especially in industries with lower communication costs.

Suggested Citation

Kolko, Jed and Neumark, David, Changes in the Location of Employment and Ownership: Evidence from California (2007-10). Journal of Regional Science, Vol. 48, Issue 4, pp. 717-744, October 2008, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1270316 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9787.2008.00577.x

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