Profile of Furniture Manufacturers in the U.S. South: Structure and Industry Growth Factors
Keywords:furniture industry, U.S. South, economic development
AbstractEconomic growth and development strategies typically center on either retention and expansion of existing companies or attracting new industrial investment. In addition, wood products industry development efforts generally focus on value-added secondary processing or remanufacturing. The furniture industry is one value-added sector that has been promoted with great success, particularly in the U.S. South. This paper gives an overview of the furniture industry structure in the South and discusses elements of success and impediments to industry growth and development.
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