A Shift-Share Analysis of the Appalachian Region

Author(s): Randall Jackson and Peter Jarosi
Author Organization(s): The West Virginia University Regional Research Institute

This exploratory analysis examines industry-specific employment trends across Appalachia and identifies the industries that may have a locational advantage in each of Appalachia’s 420 counties. Findings may prove useful in devising regional economic development strategies. 

Appalachian Region

Appalachian States