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Do Economic Development Efforts Benefit All? Business Attraction and Income Inequality

@article{Shuai2015DoED,
  title={Do Economic Development Efforts Benefit All? Business Attraction and Income Inequality},
  author={Xiaobing Shuai},
  journal={The Review of Regional Studies},
  year={2015},
  volume={45},
  pages={35-56}
}
This paper extends the current literature on county-level income distribution in the United States by explicitly exploring the effect of business-attraction efforts by state governments. Using county-level job attraction and retention data from 2000 to 2005 in Virginia to explain the income distribution from 2006 to 2010, while controlling for demographic and socioeconomic conditions of local communities, this study shows that bringing in manufacturing jobs can reduce income inequality at the… Expand
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