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Bank:Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City  Series:Regional Economic Digest 

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Targets of state and local economic development policy

State and local policymakers typically have three targets for their economic development policies: outside businesses, existing businesses, and new start-up businesses. Attracting outside businesses especially large manufacturing plants has long been a popular economic development activity, but increasingly this approach has come under fire. As policymakers reexamine the effectiveness and appropriateness of economic development policy, an understanding of how resources are currently allocated among the three main targets is essential.
Regional Economic Digest , Issue Q III , Pages 4-11

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Continued strength at Tenth District banks

Commercial banks in Tenth District states continued to perform well in the first half of 1994. Profitability leveled off at a high level, asset quality improved, and loan growth accelerated. Based on these performance measures, banks in district states once again outperformed banks in the rest of the nation.
Regional Economic Digest , Issue Q IV , Pages 7-10

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Welfare finance reform: District states could face funding challenges

Welfare finance reform could have a substantial fiscal impact on the budgets of some states in the Tenth district, although the ability to cope with reform will vary from state to state. This article discusses some of the proposed changes in welfare funding and the effect they may have on the states in the Tenth District. Each state's ability to offset potential reductions in welfare funding will depend on their own budget resources and whether additional funds are provided to states with limited resources and higher administrative costs.
Regional Economic Digest , Issue Q III , Pages 7-14

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Good times continue for Tenth District banks

Commercial banks in Tenth District states continued to perform well in 1997. Profitability remained high, loan quality improved, and loan growth and deposit growth were both strong. Banks in district states also outperformed banks nationwide by all four performance measures.
Regional Economic Digest , Issue Q II , Pages 11-16

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The future for automobile production in Tenth District states

Regional Economic Digest , Issue Q I , Pages 15-18

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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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Improved performance at tenth district banks

Regional Economic Digest , Issue Q II , Pages 7-12

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How important are small businesses in the Tenth District?

Small businesses were widely recognized in the 1980s as the driving force behind economic growth. One benchmark study estimated that small firms accounted for 80 percent of all new jobs in the nation in the late 1970s. Analysts predicted that small businesses would continue to provide most new jobs as the economy became more service-oriented and therefore dominated by firms that tended to be smaller in scale. ; The desire to promote small businesses as an engine of job growth was partly responsible for efforts in the mid-1980s to overhaul the tax system and deregulate business. Since then, ...
Regional Economic Digest , Issue Q III , Pages 9-12

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Solid performance at Tenth District banks

Commercial banks in Tenth District states performed well in the first half of 1997. Profitability and loan quality remained high, while loans continued to grow at a healthy pace. The only negative was that deposits grew sluggishly, adding to liquidity pressures. Banks in district states slightly outperformed banks nationwide in profitability and loan quality, while matching them in loan growth and deposit growth.
Regional Economic Digest , Issue Q IV , Pages 10-16

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An emerging computer sector in the Tenth District

Computer industries have been an important facet of the nation's current economic expansion. During the 1990s, the computer sector has added almost three-quarters of a million jobs across the country, creating high-paying new positions and spawning new opportunities for the American entrepreneur.
Regional Economic Digest , Issue Q III , Pages 12-16

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