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Challenges and prospects for Midwest manufacturing: report on the 2003–04 Chicago Fed Manufacturing Project

The Chicago Fed convened a series of conferences in 2003?04 to address the following three questions: What are the long-term underlying trends in manufacturing and have they fundamentally changed in recent years? Second, is the poor performance of recent years a transitory phenomenon? And, third, what are the challenges and prospects for Midwest manufacturing going forward?
Chicago Fed Letter , Issue Feb

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Paragould finds formula to attract manufacturers

The Regional Economist , Issue Jul

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The geography of lean manufacturing: recent evidence from the U.S. auto industry

Economic Perspectives , Volume 19 , Issue Nov

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The cost of doing business

Regional Review , Issue fall , Pages 14-19

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Domestic vs. international explanations of recent U.S. manufacturing developments

Review , Issue Apr , Pages 5-18

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Manufacturing export performance at the state level, 1963-1980

In the 1960s and 1970s international trade was increasingly important for employment and economic growth at the state level; however, scholarly research on the numerous issues concerning international trade and state economic activity is negligible. The present research uses a Heckscher-Ohlin-Vanek framework to examine the international trade performance of all fifty states for selected years between 1963 and 1980. A cross-section analysis generates specific conclusions concerning the determinants of manufacturing export performance at the state level. An extension of the analysis using ...
Working Papers , Paper 1987-008

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Manufacturing job losses in the recovery: the District outperforms the nation

This article examines job growth in the district's key manufacturing industries and in the seven district states. The article shows that while thousands of manufacturing jobs have been lost since the recovery began, the decline in the district has been less than in the nation. The primary strength of the region's manufacturing sector has been the food processing industry.
Regional Economic Digest , Issue Q I , Pages 8-13

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Manufacturing bias in regional policy

FRBSF Economic Letter

Working Paper
Life-cycle dynamics in industrial sectors. The role of banking market structure

This paper analyzes the role of bank competition on the life-cycle dynamics of non-financial industries. Using multi-dimensional data sets, which contain information on job creation and destruction for establishments in U.S. manufacturing sectors operating in different geographical regions and over time, I find evidence that bank competition accelerates the expansion of start-ups and helps them to thrive while young. Once these establishments are mature, however, less competitive banking markets are more propitious. Specifically, mature establishments expand at higher rates and exit the ...
Working Paper Series , Paper WP-02-26

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The labor-intensive nature of manufacturing high-technology capital goods

Economic and Financial Policy Review , Issue Mar , Pages 11-19

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