A collection of publications on economic development topics, authored or co-authored by Center staff and/or partners.

The Nexus of Agricultural Land Use Policy and Rural Employment Generation in the Northeast United States

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RDP15 - Final Grant Report, Edmund M. Tavernier et al., February 2003.

Proprietor Employment-Dependent Counties

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RDP17 - Stephan J. Goetz, April 2003. Paper presented at ERS's Measuring Rural Diversity Conference, November 21-22, 2002, Washington, DC.

Successful Adjustment to Economic Restructuring in the Nonmetro Northeast: 1950-1990

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RDP13 - A reprint from The Review of Regional Studies, 2001. Stephen M. Smith and Kathleen Miller, October 2002.

Economic Situation and Prospects for Maryland Agriculture

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RDP14 - Bruce L. Gardner et al., September 2002. This pdf document is located on the website of the Center for Agricultural and Natural Resource Policy, University of Maryland, College Park, MD.

County Economic Development Index for the Rural Northeast US, 2000

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RDP4 - Stephan J. Goetz and Brian E. Lego, November 2000, revised February 2001.

The West Virginia Extension Experience. . .a Powerful Tonic Blending Workforce Preparation, Economic Development, and the Engaged University

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RDP1 - Lawrence S. Cote and Dennis R. Godfrey, November 1999.

Social Capital and Economic Growth: A County-Level Analysis

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Rupasingha, Anil, Stephan J. Goetz, and David Freshwater; Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, 32, 3 (2000) 565-72

RDP58: The Role of Community Food Services in Reducing U.S. Food Insufficiency in the COVID-19 Pandemic

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This preprint of a forthcoming paper in Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics (2021) by Zheng Tian, Claudia Schmidt, and Stephan J. Goetz, describes a study using state-level Census Household Pulse Survey data to examine the role of community food services such as food banks and pantries in reducing food insufficiency during the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States.

Health and Farm Vitality: A supplement published in The Delmarva Farmer

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Developed as a special insert for The Delmarva Farmer, this publication is an outcome of the NERCRD-funded project, "Developing a Coordinated Community Risk Management Approach to Health and Health Insurance among Farm Enterprises." The collection of articles rose out of discussions that took place at the Linking Farm Vitality and Health Forums, held in September 2018 in Delaware and Maryland, as a way to reach farm audiences with information to strengthen their health and well-being. Provided here with permission from Virginia Brown, University of Maryland.

Social Capital, County Information Networks, and Poverty Reduction

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by Stephan J. Goetz and Yicheol Han. October 2014. Rural Development Paper no. 54