Local Economic Development Planning in an Era of Capital Mobility Public Deposited

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  • Bergman, Edward M.
    • Affiliation: College of Arts and Sciences, Department of City and Regional Planning
  • Capital mobility is the technical term used by policy analysts to describe the movement of industry from one place to another, often between declining and growing local economies. This subject has recently become a topic of considerable research and policy interest at two levels. First, researchers have been concerned with a tendency of corporate forces and national policies to foster a polarization of local economic conditions: disinvestment and plant shutdowns in declining areas simultaneous with reinvestment and plant relocation in growing areas. Second, the accelerated pace of disinvestment-reinvestment since the mid-seventies has begun to be identified as a serious problem for both declining and growing areas.
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  • Carolina Planning Journal
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  • 7
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  • 2
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  • 29
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  • 37
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