ECONOMIC STRUCTURE OF THE UNITED STATES USING THE COUNTY AS A FUNCTIONAL BASE.
INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSES ARLINGTON VA PROGRAM ANALYSIS DIV
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The paper presents population and other selected resource data using the county as the basic geographic unit. The economic measures were chosen with civil defense planning in mind. They include, among others value added by manufacture, number of manufacturing establishments, iron and steel mills, petroleum refineries, electric generating stations, employment, retail trade sales, food sales, wholesale trade sales, agricultural acreage, value of crops and livestock sold, and value of mineral shipments. These data, arrayed by county, are compared to poulation bases consisting of the counties containing the first 20 to 60 percent of the total US population. The counties included in these population percentages are designated and analyzed as core counties and the counties contiguous to them are also separated out for investigation. This core and contiguous county arrangement led to a structuring of economic regions as a proper frame for civil defense recovery operations. ZIP Marketing Areas were found to be the most useful design for economic regions. Author
- Economics and Cost Analysis
- Civil Defense