publication . Preprint . Other literature type . 1999

Rural Competitiveness: Results of the 1996 Rural Manufacturing Survey

Gale, H. Frederick; McGranahan, David A.; Teixeira, Ruy; Greenberg, Elizabeth; Gale, H. Frederick; McGranahan, David A.; Teixeira, Ruy; Greenberg, Elizabeth;
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Abstract
Establishments in metropolitan and nonmetropolitan locations are surprisingly similar in their adoption of new technologies, worker skill requirements, use of government programs and technical assistance, exports, and sources of financing, according to the results of a nationwide survey of 3,909 manufacturing businesses. The most widespread concern of both metro and nonmetro businesses appears to be with quality of labor. Survey respondents report rapidly increasing skill requirements, and many report problems finding qualified workers. Quality of local labor is the most frequently cited problem associated with nonmetro business locations. Access to credit, tran...
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ACM Computing Classification System: ComputingMilieux_THECOMPUTINGPROFESSION
free text keywords: rural manufacturing, sample survey, worker skills, manufacturing location, credit availability, technology adoption, Community/Rural/Urban Development,, Community/Rural/Urban Development, rural manufacturing, sample survey, worker skills, manufacturing location, credit availability, technology adoption

Appendix table 2─ Number of establishments by strata, Rural Manufacturing Survey 10-49 50-249 250 or more 10-49 50-249 250 or more

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publication . Preprint . Other literature type . 1999

Rural Competitiveness: Results of the 1996 Rural Manufacturing Survey

Gale, H. Frederick; McGranahan, David A.; Teixeira, Ruy; Greenberg, Elizabeth; Gale, H. Frederick; McGranahan, David A.; Teixeira, Ruy; Greenberg, Elizabeth;