Innovation in the Rural Nonfarm Economy: Its Effect on Job and Earnings Growth, 2010-2014
Timothy Wojan () and
No 264596, Economic Research Report from United States Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service
Innovation—introducing new goods, services, or ways of doing business that are valued by consumers—is widely regarded as essential to dynamic and resilient local economies with long-term growth potential. However, innovation in the nonfarm rural economy has received relatively little attention. This report uses the first nationally representative sample of self-reported innovation at the U.S. establishment level to: (1) assess the level of innovation in rural establishments relative to their urban peers; (2) identify rural industries that are the most innovation-intensive; and (3) estimate how innovation at the local level may have affected the rate of recovery after the Great Recession.
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