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Dominant Economic Activity USDA Economic Research Service

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Creation
2016-04-07 14:24:21
Last Update
2016-09-28 20:34:48
Publication Date
2008-07-01
Info
2004-12-01
Start Date
2014-12-01 19:51:12

Citation

UNC Asheville-NEMAC(Principal Investigator), Appalachian Landscape Conservation Cooperative(administrator), 2016-04-07(creation), 2016-09-28(lastUpdate), 2008-07-01(Publication), Dominant Economic Activity USDA Economic Research Service, https://www.sciencebase.gov/catalog/item/57066d95e4b03f95a075aa47?community=Appalachian+Landscape+Conservation+Cooperative

Summary

Information about economic activity was obtained from the National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy (cohesivefire.nemac.org). Data were derived from the USDA Economic Research Service to create a county-level measure of Dominant Economic Activity (county economic dependence). This describes the most prevalent kind of economic activity, which includes activities from farming, mining, and manufacturing to government employment and the service industry. The Appalachian economy is diverse and geographically variable; for example, manufacturing is spread throughout the region, whereas mining activities are located more centrally. Data are from 2004.The mission of the USDA Economic Research Service is to inform and enhance public [...]

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Purpose

Primary economic activities of a region can be a good indicator of industrial and smaller-scale natural resource use. In addition, the prevalence of some service industry categories suggests an important role for outdoor recreation in local Appalachian economies.

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  • applcc-shp-045

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USGS ScienceBase Identifier urn:uuid 57066d95e4b03f95a075aa47
adiwg adiwg applcc-008-shp-045

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