Management of the community economic base as a strategy for economic development
AuthorRusden, Sally Anne, 1954-
KeywordsCities and towns -- Arizona -- White Mountains Region -- Economic conditions.
Rural development -- Arizona -- White Mountains Regon.
AdvisorGibson, Lay James
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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
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AbstractApplication of economic base analysis at a multi-level scale illustrates the usefulness of this approach to tracking and measuring the economic flows and linkages between three defined areas. A census survey of employers in six rural communities of the White Mountain Region of Arizona is used to collect employment and sales data at a high level of specificity. These data serve as the basis for bifurcation of basic and nonbasic components necessary for estimating the multiplier. Measurement of these data determine the extent of economic dependence and spatial interaction which exist between communities, and between the region and the outside world. In addition, the study refines established procedures and applies a full range of adjustments to primary and secondary data sources to produce highly refined multipliers for the region and each community.
Degree ProgramGraduate College
Geography and Regional Development