Economic Development Quarterly

The W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research is home to Economic Development Quarterly (EDQ).

EDQ is a peer-reviewed journal dedicated to publishing and bringing to the attention of policymakers, decision makers, and researchers the latest quality research findings in economic development.

Upjohn’s mission, vision, and core values of providing unbiased quality research in the areas of employment policy, labor market analysis, and economic and workforce development initiatives closely align with that of EDQ’s mission to promote research supporting the formulation of evidence-based economic development policies, programs, and practices.

We invite you to browse our most current issue and encourage authors to submit research in the areas of Economic Development Theory, Location Theory, Economic Development Finance, Foreign Trade, Economic Development Incentives, Industry Studies, State and Local Economic Development Policy, Labor Economics and Workforce Policy, and Urban and Regional Economies. If you have any questions or need additional information please contact: George A. Erickcek, Corresponding Editor, or Claudette Robey, Managing Editor,, or phone EDQ at 269-385-0469.

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Economic Development Quarterly

Special Issue on Manufacturing Innovation

Strengthening Manufacturing: How Research Can Inform Public Policy
Guest Editor: Dr. Kenneth E. Poole, Chief Executive Officer, Center for Regional Economic Competitiveness, and EDQ Editorial Board Member

November 2018; 32(4)

Table of Contents

Strengthening Manufacturing – How Research Can Inform Public Policy: An Introduction to the Special Issue
(Kenneth E. Poole and Brendan Buff)

Research and Practice

Exploring Links Between Innovation and Profitability in Georgia Manufacturers
(Jan Youtie, Philip Shapira, Stephen Roger)

Brokerage and Boots on the Ground: Complements or Substitutes in the Manufacturing Extension Partnership
(Philipp Brandt, Andrew Schrank, Josh Whitford)

Understanding Manufacturing Location Decision Making: Rationales for Retaining, Offshoring, Reshoring, and Hybrid Approaches
(Gregory Theyel, Kay Hofmann, Mike Gregory)

Manufacturing by Design
(Stuart A. Rosenfeld)

A Measure of Interdependence: Skill in the Supply Chain
(Allison Forbes)

Estimating the Returns to Professional Certifications and Licenses in the U.S. Manufacturing Sector
(Henry Renski)

Letter to the Editor

Hospitals as Export Industries
(Charles E. McConnel)
Response to Letter to the Editor
(Marla K. Nelson)

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