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Innovative activity in rural areas: the importance of local and regional characteristics


Abstract: Innovation, supported by a developed and active entrepreneurial system, long has been recognized as critical to regional economic competitiveness. Innovation also plays an essential role for rural economic development as these regions respond to the challenges of competing in the global economy. Barkley and Henry identify assets that contribute to nonmetro innovation ?hot spots.?

Keywords: Community development; Patents; Research and development;

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Provider: Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

Part of Series: Community Development Investment Review

Publication Date: 2006

Issue: 3

Pages: 1-14