This bibliography brings together the salient works on the process of economic development and economic revitalization in nonmetropolitan areas. The literature cited reviews (1) the forces affecting different economic sectors, such as manufacturing, tourism, and services, and the potential of these sectors to contribute to rural economic development, (2) the forces affecting various types of firms, such as new firms, small firms, and high-tech businesses, and the potential of these types of firms to contribute to rural economic development, (3) contextual factors, such as markets, business climate, and technological change, and (4) economic and development policies and strategies that various levels of government could employ. The book's focus is economic development and revitalization in the world's industrialized countries. Including North American and European literature published in English, the book covers 1975 to 1993 with particular emphasis on the period from 1988 to 1993. This book attempts to meet the needs of (1) students of economic and community development, regional and agricultural economics, community and regional planning, rural sociology, and related disciplines; (2) teachers and researchers; and (3) policy makers and economic development practitioners. It includes professional journals, books, university research reports, extension reports, conference proceedings, and government documents.Leistritz, F. Larry is the author of 'Rural Economic Development, 1975-1993 An Annotated Bibliography' with ISBN 9780313291593 and ISBN 0313291594.