Economic Research Report No. (ERR-230) 38 pp

May 2017

Rural Manufacturing Resilience: Factors Associated With Plant Survival, 1996-2011

The ERS Rural Manufacturing Survey is linked to employment records to examine the relationship between survival and plant- and community-level factors from 1996 to 2011.

Webinar with author Sarah A. Low, Tuesday, May 23 at 1 p.m.

Keywords: Rural manufacturing, survival, survival analysis, loan guarantee, direct loan, survey data, administrative data, economic development, tax incentives

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