Webinar: Rural Manufacturing Resilience - Factors Associated with Plant Survival
Date: Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Time: 1:00 p.m. EDT
Duration: 1 hour
Speaker: Sarah A. Low
Manufacturing provides jobs and income that individuals, families, and communities in rural areas rely upon. In a recently released ERS report, Rural Manufacturing Resilience: Factors Associated with Plant Survival, 1996-2011, ERS Economist Sarah A. Low examines rural manufacturing plant survival during a 15-year period that includes two recessions and a longstanding decline in manufacturing employment. In the report, Low links an in-depth ERS survey to quarterly administrative employment records so that the relationship between plant- and community-level factors and survival can be examined.
In this webinar, Low summarized findings from the ERS report while also explaining the data and modeling technique used in the analysis.