Sources of Metropolitan Growth

1st Edition

John F. McDonald

Routledge
Published July 15, 2012
Reference - 335 Pages
ISBN 9781412848374 - CAT# Y352011

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Summary

The factors that determine growth at the industry level are different for innovative versus mature industries. Growth industries rely on high-quality workers, access to capital, technical change, and numerous forms of collected economies. Mature industries concentrate on low-input costs and minimizing costs for wages, transportation, taxes, material, etc. This approach is adopted here to consider the growth and development of metropolitan economies.In twelve chapters, eminent scholars provide a complete review of what works - and what doesn't - in generating economic development. What are the potential and the reality of producer services, suburban business centers, enterprise zones, technology-based ventures, and industrial incubators? How can economic development policy improve the incubator effect? Is there a nationwide venture capital network? What are the locational requirements of firms in high-growth industries? Finally, what are the consequences of failed growth?This comprehensive collection includes chapters by Edwin S. Mills; Patricia E. Beeson; Mark A. Satterthwaite; Breandán Ó Huallacháin; John F. McDonald; William B. Beyers; Truman A. Hartshorn; Peter O. Muller; Rodney A. Erickson; Richard Florida; Donald F. Smith, Jr.; Claudia Bird Schoonhoven; Kathleen M. Eisenhardt; Stephen Nord; Robert G. Sheets; and Thomas R. Hammer. This workis a must read for policymakers, planners, analysts, and students.

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