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Statistical Portrait of Economic Diversity in Appalachia
(2014)
  • Troy D Mix, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Edward J Feser, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Abstract
Commissioned by the Appalachian Regional Commission, this report presents a quantitative portrait of economic diversity trends across US and Appalachian counties. The portrait draws on four complementary indexes of diversity: industrial, functional, occupational, and knowledge, with the first two based on the mix of industries in a place and the latter two based on the mix of occupations. Analysis and discussion focuses on the utility of economic diversity for informing regional development practice in Appalachia.
Keywords
  • economic diversity,
  • Appalachia,
  • economic development
Publication Date
2014
Citation Information
Troy D Mix and Edward J Feser. "Statistical Portrait of Economic Diversity in Appalachia" (2014)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/troymix/5/