A sample survey of 83 business firms in McPherson was completed to find determinants of business retention and expansion of existing industries in McPherson.
These firms, drawn from sectors constituting the economic base (retail firms and service firms that were entirely local were not included), were surveyed to identify factors that influence the retention and expansion of existing industries in McPherson, to identify the potential of McPherson firms to expand within their community, to assist the establishment of local retention and expansion efforts, and to distinguish local issues that influence retention and expansion.
Charles Krider and Steven Maynard-Moody. Business Retention and Expansion in McPherson. Institute for Public Policy and Business Research, University of Kansas. Technical Report Series: 143 (April 1988; 169 pages).