This volume focuses on alternatives for non-metropolitan economic development in the new international economic climate. It provides critical reviews of popular employment-generation alternatives for rural areas.
Foreword -- Introduction -- The Rural Economic Gap: Fact or Fiction? -- Manufacturing Decentralization: Has the Filtering-Down Process Fizzled Out? -- Utilization of Rural Labor Resources -- Endogenous Growth Centers: Lessons from Rural Denmark -- Small and Midsize Enterprise Development: Prospects for Nonmetropolitan Areas -- Service Industries in the Rural Economy: The Role and Potential Contributions -- Attracting Retirees as a Development Strategy -- The Potential for Tourism Development in Nonmetropolitan Areas -- High-Tech Manufacturing: Problems and Prospects -- Nontraditional Agriculture: An Economic Development Alternative -- Foreign Direct Investment: Prospects for Employment Generation in Nonmetropolitan Areas -- State and Local Government Policies -- Removing Rural Development Barriers Through Telecommunications: Illusion or Reality? -- Cross-Hairs Targeting for Industries and Occupations -- Rural Development Policy Options