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Emerging Energy Industries and Rural Growth

by Jason Brown, Jeremy G. Weber, and Tim Wojan

Economic Research Report No. (ERR-159) 53 pp, November 2013

Cover image for ERR159 This report builds on findings from recent studies led by U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service researchers investigating the economic effects of the emerging energy industries—unconventional natural gas extraction, wind power development, and corn-based ethanol production—in rural areas of the United States in the last decade.

Keywords: natural gas, wind power, ethanol, economic growth

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Last updated: Thursday, November 21, 2013

For more information contact: Jason Brown, Jeremy G. Weber, and Tim Wojan