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Category
R&D and Innovation

Database
Rural Establishment Innovation Survey 

Brief overview
USDA’s Rural Development Mission Area plans to collect data on 30,000 rural tradable business sectors (i.e. manufacturing and professional services). 

Level
Unknown

Coverage
The survey collects data from approximately 30,000 business establishments in tradable sectors; these include: mining, manufacturing, wholesale trade, transportation and warehousing, information, finance and insurance, professional/scientific/technical services, arts, and management of business. 

Measures
Emphasis of this survey hinges on the process of innovation in a rural economic context as opposed to measuring R&D inputs. Moreover, this survey will highlight the constraints faced by non-metropolitan establishments. 

Frequency
This survey is cross-sectional. The survey has not been implemented to date; however, steps have been taken towards setting up a pilot study that will precede the larger study.

Method
A pilot study will precede the full study to vet the survey protocol and test the instruments. The expected response rate of the full survey is projected to be 80%.

Access
Link to USDA REIS

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