|Newly Incorporated Municipalities (NIMs) in the United States 1990 - 2000: Socioeconomic Differences
||The purpose of this dissertation was to conduct a systematic examination into municipal incorporation activity in the United States through three primary avenues. To accomplish this task Boundary and Annexation Survey (BAS) and 2000 U.S. Census Burea...
|Residential Building Permit Activity by U.S. Metropolitan Area: Key Agents of Change
||Housing construction is considered a key parameter of the overall health of the U.S economy. Spatially, housing represents the largest single urban land use of most metropolitan areas encompassing about 35 to 45 percent of land in most cities. Based ...
|Housing affordability by metropolitan area
||"The purpose of this research is to articulate the relationships that exist between housing affordability by metropolitan areas and the following variables: housing costs, income, educational attainment, population density, population growth rate, an...
|The geography of technopoles : computer and electronic product manufacturing by MSA, 2005
||"The purpose of this thesis was to examine and better explain the spatial distribution of computer and electronic product manufacturing employment by MSA. It will be argued that the geography of computer and electronic product manufacturing is strong...
|The geography of air freight and metropolitan economies: potential connections
||Despite the recent remarkable growth of air freight shipments, much of the existing literature on the geography of air transportation has paid more attention to passenger travel than freight shipments. The purpose of this dissertation is to elevate o...
|Air Transportation by Metropolitan Area: Different Measures of Airport Activity Yields.
||Airports and the airline industry are key components of the national economy, in part, because air transportation shapes the spatial hierarchy of metropolitan economies. However, it is less well understood how various measures of airport activity mig...
|The geography of industry specialization: tourism development strategies within the Appalachian regional commission area
||As a result of the tourism industry's growth and receipts many communities have embraced the industry as an economic development tool. It is less clear if tourism can be a panacea. The purpose of this dissertation is to provide a better understanding...
|The economic geography of the tourist industry by U.S. metropolitan area: a supply-side analysis
||The research in this dissertation articulates the economic geography of the tourist industry in the United States by metropolitan statistical area (MSA) from a supply-side perspective. It examines the complex economic mix of the tourism production sy...
|Urban form and air quality in U.S. metropolitan and megapolitan areas
||The spatial form, or morphology, of urban areas may significantly affect the anthropogenic production of air pollutants. This dissertation explores the relationships between air quality and urban form at the metropolitan and megapolitan (multi-metrop...
|The electoral geography of provisional ballot in North Carolina by county: 2008 U.S. Presidential election
||The geography of provisional ballots is a realm of electoral geography that is increasingly important as a key component of shaping election outcomes, yet has been considerably under-researched. This purpose of this dissertation is to identify the ge...
|Land-use/land-cover and water quality in the Cape Fear River Basin, North Carolina: spatial-temporal relationships
||As North Carolina experiences population growth and related development, it will become increasingly important to understand how different land-use/land-cover (LULC) types shape the geography of water quality. This dissertation explores the relations...
|Geographic patterns of the creative class for megapolitan and non-megapolitan counties of the contiguous United States: key predictors and clusters
||Workers in creative occupations play increasingly important roles in the economic development of the United States. Creative workers are members of the creative class and two different measures were studied. The first measure included all creative oc...
|The geography of air passengers and employment patterns by US core urban area following the Great Recession: 2009---2012
||It has been suggested that successful economies and convenient access to air transportation are correlated and that centrality in the high-tech business network is a precursor to a robust economy. It is hypothesized in this thesis that a significant ...
|The Geography of the Renewable Energy Industry and Potential Supply Chains in North Carolina
||The purpose of this thesis was to examine the geography of North Carolina's renewable energy supply chain, as well as that of the state's existing renewable energy and energy efficiency sectors. It was argued that the urbanization and localization ec...
|Creative class employment and passenger air traffic by MSA: 2008-2013
||It has been suggested that certain sectors of employment play a key role in stimulating air passenger enplanements, one of these being the creative class. It is hypothesized in this thesis that there will be a positive correlation between the creativ...
|Going against the grain? Brazil and the global furniture production network
||Much of the literature dealing with the global production network (GPN) of furniture tends to focus on larger transnational corporations especially in Asia. By contrast, research on the GPN of small and medium sized furniture enterprises like those i...
|Geographies of entrepreneurship: non-farm proprietorship employment by U.S. metropolitan area-the key predictors
||The entrepreneurial process is the result of the interaction between the individual entrepreneur and the surrounding environment or entrepreneurial ecosystem, which is heterogeneously endowed with knowledge, institutions, resources, and demand for pr...