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

13 Pages Posted: 31 Mar 2020

Date Written: August 1997

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Goetz, Stephan J., State‐ and County‐Level Determinants of Food Manufacturing Establishment Growth: 1987–93 (August 1997). American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Vol. 79, Issue 3, pp. 838-850, 1997, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3563715 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2307/1244425

Stephan J. Goetz (Contact Author)

University of Kentucky

Here is the Coronavirus
related research on SSRN

Paper statistics

Downloads
0
Abstract Views
32
PlumX Metrics