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The Economic Contribution Potential Of Local Foods Production In Kane County, Illinois, David Swenson May 2013

The Economic Contribution Potential Of Local Foods Production In Kane County, Illinois, David Swenson

Economics Technical Reports and White Papers

This project was a partnership with the American Farmland Trust, the Kane County, Il, planning department, and the author to demonstrate the regional economic gains that could be anticipated were the county able to expand local fresh fruits and vegetable production for both local and regional sales. The report is important in that it takes into consideration the density of regional demand for local foods in light of regional production and establishes realistic thresholds of production gains for area producers.


Misadventures In Regionalism: Reaffirming The Importance Of Central Places In Regional Economic Development Assistance, David Swenson, Liesl Eathington Apr 2013

Misadventures In Regionalism: Reaffirming The Importance Of Central Places In Regional Economic Development Assistance, David Swenson, Liesl Eathington

Economics Technical Reports and White Papers

Multi‐jurisdictional regional planning and problem solving approaches have been the mainstay in rural development efforts in recent decades, and regional partnerships are often a prerequisite for state or federal funding. The authors believe that many such initiatives utilize regions of convenience rather than regions of substance. This paper describes a shift in our preferred geography for providing research and technical assistance in nonmetropolitan areas in Iowa. This shift has led us, at least regarding rural development assistance, to move towards emphasizing the provision of community development services to regionally‐important nonmetropolitan urban centers, i.e., central places that clearly ...


Supply Side Structural Change, Juan Carlos Cordoba Jan 2013

Supply Side Structural Change, Juan Carlos Cordoba

Economics Publications

The interest rate and the rate of economic growth are often regarded as roughly constant as economies grow. Moreover, the share of agriculture in production and the share of rural population typically shrink. We show that an otherwise standard growth model that includes a backward and an advanced sector can account for these regularities. The mechanism works as follows: as the economy accumulates capital, labor flows from the backward sector to the advanced one. This migration prevents the usual diminishing marginal returns of capital. As a result, the interest rate and the growth rate of the economy remain constant during ...


La Competitividad Y Sus Componentes: Hacia La Construcción De Un Índice De Competitividad Municipal, Ramiro Esqueda-Walle Dec 2012

La Competitividad Y Sus Componentes: Hacia La Construcción De Un Índice De Competitividad Municipal, Ramiro Esqueda-Walle

Ramiro Esqueda-Walle

El capítulo se compone por cinco secciones adicionales a la introducción. En la primera de ellas se presentan algunos antecedentes metodológicos de benchmarking sobre competitividad territorial...

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