The Effect of State Policies on the Location of Manufacturing: Evidence from State Borders

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JSTOR is a not-for-profit service that helps scholars, researchers, and students discover, use, and build upon a wide range of content in a trusted digital archive. We use information technology and tools to increase productivity and facilitate new forms of scholarship. For more information about JSTOR, please contact support@jstor.org. This paper provides new evidence that state policies play a role in the location of industry. The paper classifies a state as probusiness if it has a right-to-work law and antibusiness if it does not. The paper finds that, on average, there is a large, abrupt increase in manufacturing activity when one crosses a state border from an antibusiness state into a probusiness state.

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  • Thomas J. Holmes

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