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An entrepreneurial climate is more important than access to financing and banks in encouraging self-employment growth, according to rural economists.
Despite their typically small size and sparse distribution, farms that sell their products locally may boost economic growth in their communities in some regions of the U.S.
People in rural counties who work for themselves may add a boost to local economies, improving income and job growth, according to economists.
The presence of big-box retailers, such as Wal-Mart, K-Mart and Target, may alter a community's social and economic fabric enough to promote the creation of hate groups, according to economists.
Thinking small and local, not big and global, may help communities ignite long-term economic growth, according to Penn State economists.
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