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Document Type

Thesis - University Access Only

Award Date

2015

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Economics

First Advisor

Evert Van der Sluis

Abstract

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

Description

Includes bibliographical references (pages 58-61)

Format

application/pdf

Number of Pages

82

Publisher

South Dakota State University

Rights

In Copyright - Educational Use Permitted
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