By Richard J. Arnott, Daniel P. McMillen
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This makes it possible to measure total employment and own-industry employment within a certain distance of an employer. Using these measures, it is possible to calculate the effects of the local environment on the number of ﬁrm births and on these new ﬁrms’ employment levels for six industries (computer software, apparel, food processing, printing and publishing, machinery, and fabricated metals). 4. The ﬁgure graphically shows that agglomeration economies attenuate with distance. The level of employment chosen by newly arrived ﬁrms increases when employment increases in the ﬁrm’s industry within 1 mile of the ﬁrm’s zip code.
4. Finally, Rosenthal and Strange (2003) examine the location decisions of new plants in a model of plant births. The intuition is that if agglomeration enhances productivity, additional plants will be drawn to agglomerated areas. The key ﬁndings are that diversity attracts new arrivals, and that localization economies are more important than urbanization economies for the six industries studied. It is important to recognize that in all of the studies discussed above it is difﬁcult to be certain about causality.
This pattern is repeated for other concentrated industries. A third beneﬁt of agglomeration is labor-market pooling. This occurs when ﬁrms are able to acquire specialized labor by locating near other ﬁrms in the same industry. 3, beneﬁts from this. Pooling labor reduces risk for both workers and employers alike by reducing search costs and enhancing the match quality between workers and jobs. For example, if a carpet producer in a remote area were to fail, workers who had developed industry speciﬁc skills might have to relocate in order to ﬁnd comparable jobs.
A companion to urban economics by Richard J. Arnott, Daniel P. McMillen