The following list shares highlights of my published work and presentations. To access a comprehensive list of publications and presentations, please see my CV.

Entrepreneurship

“The Future of Work in Missouri: Rural-Urban Differences in Entrepreneurship”
Authors: Low, S.A., Sanders, A. & M.C. White
Citation: Missouri Policy Journal 

Local Foods Go Downstream: Exploring the Spatial Factors Driving U.S. Food Manufacturing
Authors: Low, S.A., Bass, M., Thilmany, D. & M. Castillo
Citation: Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy

Online Sales: A Direct Marketing Opportunity for Rural Farms?
Authors: O’Hara, J. & S.A. Low
Citation: Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics 

Place-Based Factors and the Performance of Farm-Level Entrepreneurship: A Spatial Interaction Model of Agritourism in the U.S.”
Authors: Van Sandt, A., Low, S.A., Jablonski, B. & S.  Weiler
Citation: Review of Regional Studies

“Fueling Job Engines: The Impact of Small Business Loans on Establishment Births in Metropolitan and Nonmetro Counties”
Authors: Conroy, T., Weiler, S. & S. A. Low
Citation: Contemporary Economic Policy 35(3)

“Decomposing Regional Patent Rates: How the Compositional Factor Confounds the Rate Factor”
Authors: Wojan., T., Dotzel, K. & S.A. Low
Citation: Regional Studies, Regional Science 2(1)

“Where Are the Innovative Entrepreneurs? Identifying Innovative Industries and Measuring Innovative Entrepreneurship”
Authors: Low, S.A. & Isserman, A.M
Citation: International Regional Science Review Vol 38(2)

“Entrepreneurship and Rural Wealth Creation” (Chapter 13, Rural Wealth Creation)
Chapter Authors: Low, S.A.

“Employment Risk, Returns, and Entrepreneurship”
Authors: Low, S.A. & S. Weiler
Citation: Economic Development Quarterly Vol 26(3)

“Wealth, Entrepreneurship, and Rural Livelihoods”
Authors: Markley, D. & S. Low
Citation: Choices, a publication of Agricultural & Applied Economics Association

“Gauging a Region’s Entrepreneurial Potential”
Authors: Low, S.A., J. Henderson & S. Weiler
Citation: Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City Economic Review – Third Quarter 2005

“Regional Asset Indicators: Entrepreneurship Breadth and Depth”
Authors: Low, S.
Citation: The Main Street Economist published by Center for the Study of Rural America, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City

For more extension resources, see Exceed’s Entrepreneurial Ecosystems resources

Rural Development & Broadband

“Rural Development: Perspectives from Federal and State Experiences with a Broadband Example”
Authors: Low, S. A.
Citation: Review of Regional Studies 50

“Post-COVID Outreach Priorities”
Authors: Anderson, J., Maples, J. and S. Low
Citation: Chapter in “Economic Impacts of COVID-19 on Food and Agricultural Markets” published by the Council on Agricultural Science and Technology

“Rural Broadband at a Glance”
Authors: Low, S. & P. Stenberg
Citation: USDA ERS Economic Information Bulletin #47

“Trends and Impacts of Rural School Finance”
Authors: Ahearn, M.C., M. Kilkenny, & S.A. Low
Citation: American Journal of Agricultural Economics Vol. 91(5)

“New Federalism – Problems or Opportunities for Rural America?”
Authors: Low, S.
Citation: Kansas City Federal Reserve Center for the Study of Rural America 2005 Annual Report

“An Economy of Regions”
Authors: Low, S.
Citation: Kansas City Federal Reserve Center for the Study of Rural America 2004 Annual Report

Rural Financial Capital

“Fueling Job Engines: The Impact of Small Business Loans on Establishment Births in Metropolitan and Nonmetro Counties”
Authors: Conroy, T., Weiler, S. & S. A. Low
Citation: Contemporary Economic Policy Vol 35(3)

Regional Asset Indicators: The Wealth of Regions”
Authors: Low, S.
Citation: Main Street Economist published by Center for the Study of Rural America, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City

“Regional Asset Indicators: Bank Deposit Depth and Evolution”
Authors: Low, S.
Citation: Main Street Economist published by Center for the Study of Rural America, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City

Agritourism

“Place-Based Factors and the Performance of Farm-Level Entrepreneurship: A Spatial Interaction Model of Agritourism in the U.S.”
Authors: Van Sandt, A., Low, S.A., Jablonski, B. & S.  Weiler
Citation: Review of Regional Studies

“Agritourism Allows Farmers to Diversify and Has Potential Benefits for Rural Communities”
Authors: Van Sandt, A., Low, S.A., Jablonski, B. & S.  Weiler
Citation: Amber Waves

“Agri-Tourism and Rural Outdoor Recreation in the US: A Framework for Understanding Economic and Employment Dynamics”
Authors: Thilmany, D., R. Hill, M. Haefele, A. van Sandt, C.C. Thomas, M. Sullins and S.A. Low
Citation: Book Chapter for Rural Policies and Employment – World Scientific, UK.

“Exploring Regional Patterns of Agritourism in the U.S.: What’s Driving Clusters of Enterprises?”
Authors: Van Sandt, A. Low, S.A. & D. Thilmany
Citation: Agricultural and Resource Economics Review Vol 47(3)

For more extension resources, see Exceed’s Agritourism Resources

Manufacturing

Local Foods Go Downstream: Exploring the Spatial Factors Driving U.S. Food Manufacturing
Authors: Low, S.A., Bass, M., Thilmany, D. & M. Castillo
Citation: Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy

“Agricultural and Entrepreneurial Factors Driving U.S. Food Manufacturing Startup Locations”
Authors: Low, S.A. & M. Kuhns
Citation: University of Missouri Extension Guide

“Manufacturing Plant Survival in a Period of Decline”
Authors: Low, S.A. & J.P. Brown
Citation: Growth and Change: A Journal of Urban and Regional Policy Vol 48(3)

“Rural Manufacturing at a Glance, 2017 Edition”
Authors: Low, S.A.
Citation: USDA ERS Economic Information Bulletin 177

“Rural Manufacturing Resilience: Factors Associated with Plant Survival, 1996-2011”
Authors: Low, S.A.
Citation: USDA ERS Economic Research Report Number 230

“Indiana Food Industry: Size, Income and Employment Effects”
Authors: Low, S. & K. McNamara
Citation: Purdue University Dept. of Agricultural Economics Staff Paper #03-03

Local Food Systems

Local Food Supply Chain Dynamics and Resilience During COVID-19
Authors: Thilmany, D., Canales, E., Low, S.A., & K.A. Boys
Citation: Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy

Local Foods Go Downstream: Exploring the Spatial Factors Driving U.S. Food Manufacturing
Authors: Low, S.A., Bass, M., Thilmany, D. & M. Castillo
Citation: Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy

Mitigating Immediate Harmful Impacts of COVID-19 on Farms and Ranches Selling Through Local and Regional Food Markets
Authors: Thilmany, D., Jablonski, B., Tropp, D., Angelo, B & S.A. Low
Citation: National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition

Online Sales: A Direct Marketing Opportunity for Rural Farms?
Authors: O’Hara, J. & S.A. Low
Citation: Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics 53(1) 222-239

“The Influence of Metropolitan Statistical Areas on Direct-to-Consumer Agricultural Sales of Local Food in the Northeast”
Authors: O’Hara, J. and S.A. Low
Citation: Agricultural and Resource Economics Review Vol 45(3)

“Trends in U.S. Local and Regional Food Systems: A Report to Congress”
Authors: Low, S. A., A. Adalja, E. Beaulieu, N. Key, S. Martinez, A. Melton, A. Perez, K. Ralston, H. Stewart, S. Clark Suttles, S. Vogel, and B. B. R. Jablonski
Citation: USDA ERS Administrative Publication Number 068

“The Size and Scope of Locally Marketed Food Production”
Authors: Vogel. S. and S.A. Low
Citation: Amber Waves 2015

“Will Local Foods Influence American Diets?”
Authors: Thilmany McFadden, D. & S. Low
Citation: Choices Vol 27(1)

“Direct and Intermediated Marketing of Local Foods in the United States”
Authors: Low, S.A. and S. Vogel
Citation: USDA ERS Economic Research Report Number 128

“Local Foods Marketing Channels Encompass a Wide Range of Producers”
Authors: Low, S.A. and S. Vogel
Citation: Amber Waves Vol 9(4)

“Local Food Systems: Concepts, Impacts, and Issues”
Authors: Martinez, S., M. Hand, M. Da Pra, S. Pollack, K. Ralston, T. Smith, S. Vogel, S. Clark, L. Lohr, S. Low and C. Newman
Citation: USDA ERS Economic Research Report Number 97