The entry and exit of firms is a mechanism by which outdated ideas and industry practices are replaced by new and potentially revolutionary ones. Urban and suburban areas are said to have a fast pace of life, but it is unclear if such density translates into higher rates of entry and exit. Thus, this paper has two objectives: first, it documents a set of county-level establishment birth and death (EBD) tabulations available from the U.S. Census Bureau. Second, it presents a descriptive analysis of establishment birth and death rates across rural and urban counties.
Plummer, Lawrence A. and Headd, Brian
"RURAL AND URBAN ESTABLISHMENT BIRTHS AND DEATHS USING THE U.S. CENSUS BUREAU'S BUSINESS INFORMATION TRACKING SERIES (SUMMARY),"
Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research: Vol. 29
, Article 6.
Available at: http://digitalknowledge.babson.edu/fer/vol29/iss16/6