effect of town size and location on retail sales by John Thackery Scott

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Published by North Central Regional Center for Rural Develpment, Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa .

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  • Retail trade -- Iowa.,
  • Retail trade -- Illinois.,
  • Store location.

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Statementby John T. Scott, Jr. and James D. Johnson.
SeriesNorth Central Regional Center for Rural Development. Research reports -- 4., Research reports (North Central Regional Center for Rural Development) -- 4.
ContributionsJohnson, James D.
The Physical Object
Pagination128 p. ;
Number of Pages128
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Open LibraryOL14351647M

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