Economic Research Report No. (ERR-159) 53 pp

November 2013

Emerging Energy Industries and Rural Growth

This report builds on findings from recent studies led by U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service researchers investigating the economic effects of the emerging energy industries-unconventional natural gas extraction, wind power development, and corn-based ethanol production-in rural areas of the United States in the last decade.

Keywords: natural gas, wind power, ethanol, economic growth

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