Location Choices of Ethanol Firms in the Midwest Corn Belt

dc.contributor.author Haddad, Monica
dc.contributor.author Haddad, Monica
dc.contributor.author Taylor, Gary
dc.contributor.author Owusu, Francis
dc.contributor.author Owusu, Francis
dc.contributor.department Community and Regional Planning
dc.date 2018-02-14T19:20:04.000
dc.date.accessioned 2020-06-30T01:29:48Z
dc.date.available 2020-06-30T01:29:48Z
dc.date.copyright Mon Feb 01 00:00:00 UTC 2010
dc.date.embargo 2014-09-29
dc.date.issued 2010-01-01
dc.description.abstract <p>The Corn Belt has experienced a rapid expansion of corn-based ethanol plants. This has provided researchers the opportunity to examine the relative importance to the renewable fuels industry of several location factors previously identified as important to agro-industries. Using probit regression this study identifies the factors significant to ethanol firms’ location decisions in the four-state study area of Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota and Nebraska. In Iowa and Illinois, where corn is largely ubiquitous, firms move beyond corn supply to consider other localized factors in their decisionmaking process. Factors such as rail access, population density and proximity to blending terminals emerge as significant considerations. Probit regressions comparing states reveals the competitive advantages each offers to ethanol firms. The importance of the findings to economic development professionals is discussed and areas for future research are suggested.</p>
dc.description.comments <p>This is a manuscript of an article from <em>Economic Development Quarterly</em>, 24(1) 2010: 74-86.doi: <a href="http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0891242409347722" target="_blank">10.1177/0891242409347722</a>. Posted with permission.</p>
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dc.subject.disciplines Other Plant Sciences
dc.subject.disciplines Physical and Environmental Geography
dc.subject.disciplines Urban, Community and Regional Planning
dc.subject.keywords location theory
dc.subject.keywords ethanol
dc.subject.keywords biofuels industry
dc.title Location Choices of Ethanol Firms in the Midwest Corn Belt
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