From Cities to Suburbs: Intrametropolitan Location and Growth of Ethnic Enterprises

36 Pages Posted: 8 Feb 2012

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Cathy Yang Liu

Georgia State University - Andrew Young School of Policy Studies

Samir Abdullahi

Georgia State University - Department of Public Administration & Urban Studies

Date Written: January 1, 2012

Abstract

This study traces the geographic evolution of minority-owned businesses in sub-metropolitan areas across the United States and investigates potential factors that underlie their intra-metropolitan location shift. Using data from the 2002 and 2007 Survey of Business Owner, this study addresses these questions for Asian-, Black- and Hispanic-owned enterprises in 19 selected large metropolitan areas in the U.S. It is found that ethnic enterprises have a stronger presence in the cities versus the suburbs but have experienced faster growth in the suburbs. The rate and direction of this spatial shift varies by ethnic business type, region, and metropolitan context.

Keywords: ethnic enterprises, spatial distribution, economic performance

Suggested Citation

Liu, Cathy Yang and Abdullahi, Samir, From Cities to Suburbs: Intrametropolitan Location and Growth of Ethnic Enterprises (January 1, 2012). Andrew Young School of Policy Studies Research Paper Series No. 12-03. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2000864 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2000864

Cathy Yang Liu (Contact Author)

Georgia State University - Andrew Young School of Policy Studies ( email )

Andrew Young School of Policy Studies
Atlanta, GA 30303-3083
United States

Samir Abdullahi

Georgia State University - Department of Public Administration & Urban Studies ( email )

Andrew Young School of Policy Studies
Atlanta, GA 30303-3083
United States

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