New Jersey Growth Corridors: Site Selection and Locational Satisfaction of New Firms in Selected Employment Growth Areas

1st Edition

Alex Schwartz

Routledge
Published June 15, 2006
Reference - 160 Pages
ISBN 9780882851198 - CAT# Y341674

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Summary

The suburban growth corridors are the new frontier of America's economic future. But who are the firms that dominate the highway grids? How do they find their locations and labor force, what is their service spillover, the multiplier of banking, legal and accounting services, and all their other necessities? And what of markets?Rent levels and search patterns of the tenants are examined in detail. Whether you are a municipal or regional economic planner or a locational consultant, this book provides crucial knowledge. How are firms attracted to a location? And what keeps them there - or impels them to move? What is the role of the realtor? Of taxes? Of housing availability? These are just a few of the parameters which are explored in depth. The work is fully cross-tabulated by SIC code and size of operation.This is a detailed case study in New Jersey, based on 500 interviews with firms that have located since 1979. The report ranges from Princeton's growth corridor to the Meadowlands; from hi-tech to basic industry. Are these central city ref­ugees - or something far more complex?Survey data on two older industrial cities - New Brunswick and Trenton - provide comparatives. A case study that provides national insights.

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