Downtown and Community Market Analysis – Opportunity for Two Communities

Downtown and Community Market Analysis – Opportunity for Two Communities  Do you know a community needing research to guide economic development in their downtown? Do they have a core group of business and community leaders who would be interested in working with us in conducting a community-led analysis? We would like to provide intensive services […]

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“Where are the Women Entrepreneurs? Business Ownership Growth Across the Urban Landscape.”

Read “Where are the Women Entrepreneurs? Business Ownership Growth Across the Urban Landscape.” on Economic Inquiry.   Highlights: The results indicate that there are important characteristic and behavioral differences between the male and female populations in each county that affect regional changes in business ownership for each gender. For example, a large share of college graduates is […]

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“Regional Business Climate and Interstate Manufacturing Relocation Decisions.”

Read “Regional Business Climate and Interstate Manufacturing Relocation Decisions.” on Regional Science and Urban Economics.   Highlights: The results show that the key policy levers have expected effect on relocation decisions but economic effects are trivial. This calls into question the ability of state policies, e.g. tax rate changes, to stimulate manufacturers inflow into state. Contributors: Conroy, Tessa, […]

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“Business Survival Rates Across the Urban-Rural Divide.“

Read “Business Survival Rates Across the Urban-Rural Divide.” on Community Development.   Highlights: For each county, we identify the number of new firms born in each year and calculate their survival rate as the share of firms from each cohort still operating five years later. We then explore how survival rates change over a simple urban–rural spectrum […]

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“Fueling the Job Engines: The Impact of Small Business Loans on Establishment Births.”

Read  “Fueling the Job Engines: The Impact of Small Business Loans on Establishment Births.” analyzing contemporary Economic Policy. Highlights: Small business lending does generally have a positive effect on the startup activity of businesses with employees. The positive effect of small business lending on start-ups is strongest in nonmetropolitan (rural) counties. Contributors: Conroy, Tessa, Sarah Low, and […]

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“Interstate Relocation of Manufacturers and Business Climate.”

Read “Interstate Relocation of Manufacturers and Business Climate.”  reviewing Urban and Regional Development Studies. Highlights: Very few manufacturing firms relocate across state lines in any given year. Those firms that do relocate are relatively small businesses and are most likely to move to neighboring states. Traditional factors associated with business climate, such as taxation, appear to […]

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