In linking demographic trends of the last two decades to the geographic dispersion of the auto industry, this article finds that the addition of a large plant significantly influences the migration experience of the host county as well as counties adjacent to it.
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Johnson, Kenneth M. and Klier, Thomas H., "Effect of Auto Plant Openings on Net Migration in the Auto Corridor, 1980-1997" (2000). Economic Perspectives. 78.