Abstract

The entry and exit of firms is a mechanism by which outdated ideas and industry practices are replaced by new and potentially revolutionary ones.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.

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