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Thesis - University Access Only
Master of Science (MS)
Evert Van der Sluis
This thesis examines the existence of industry clusters in the Midwest MSAs, how clusters impact economic development, and the industries that are of relative importance in the region. The thesis uses descriptive statistics and multiple regression to analyze data from the MSAs in the 12 Midwest states are analyzed. The results indicate the existence of industry concentration in some Midwest MSAs. Only a few of the ten industries analyzed having a positive impact on economic development in the MSAs in which they were located.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Industrial clusters--Middle West
Economic development--Middle West
Regional planning--Middle West
Includes bibliographical references (pages 58-61)
Number of Pages
South Dakota State University
In Copyright - Educational Use Permitted
Amugeh, Naomi E., "Industry Clusters and Regional Economic Development in the Midwest" (2015). Theses and Dissertations. 1756.