Geospatial Analysis of Economic Growth in Kentucky
Track: Economic Development
Authors: Buddhi Gyawali, Ken Bates , Rosny Jean
This study analyzes income growth models at the county and Census Block Group (CBG) level in Kentucky by using spatial regression analysis in ArcGIS 10.2 environment. The study indicated important roles of spatial clustering of industries, resource concentration, and urbanization in income growth variations across the state. Economic development models, built upon spatial arrangements of geographic space may provide more realistic strategies to address economic problems in rural Kentucky.