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Title: National Survey of Economic Development Organizations, 1999      
dateReleased:
04-08-2015
downloadURL: http://dx.doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR04434.v1
ID:
doi:10.3886/ICPSR04434.v1
description:
This data collection was a part of a larger research project designed to examine the role of public-private partnerships and local development organizations (LDO) in rural America. Most studies of local development policy have examined the activities of local governments, or, in a few cases, the effects of LDOs. There has been, however, little research on how local governments and development organizations interact, the effects of their activities on policies, and the outcomes of those policies on job and income growth. The purpose of this research project was to gain a better understanding of the organization of economic development in nonmetropolitan areas, specifically, what factors led to policy adoption and the creation of an LDO in a community. In the fall of 1999, this survey was sent to the local development organizations listed on the NATIONAL SURVEY OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, 1998 (ICPSR 4433) or found through a variety of Web sites that included lists of development organizations operating in the given community. Each local economic development organization was surveyed on labor unions, business incentives, and economic development activities (small business development, business attraction, and business retention/expansion). A series of questions were asked about the board of directors, their primary professions/affiliations, race/ethnic composition, gender, and how they were selected. Respondents were also asked about their relationships with other organizations, like private lending institutions, Chamber of Commerce, real estate or property developers, and citizen advisory groups.
description:
Green, Gary P., 2015, "National Survey of Economic Development Organizations, 1999", http://dx.doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR04434.v1
name:
Green, Gary P.
homePage: http://www.harvard.edu/
name:
Harvard University
ID:
SCR:011273
abbreviation:
DataVerse
homePage: http://thedata.org/
name:
Dataverse Network Project
ID:
SCR:001997