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The Enterprise and Economic Development Glossary
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micropolitan:

... a place that is too urban to be seen as a rural area and too rural to be seen as an urban area; an area of urban and rural mix that has city-like qualities or features. According to the Answers.com definition of urban area the US Census Bureau sees a micropolitan area as a community of less than 2,500. The Network sees the name of a micropolitan community serving as as a regional transportation hub and focal point for economic development as a way to identity a location, especially rural economic development.

Would micropolis be a word for the type of community described in the above paragraph? The answer doesn't matter, such a community qualifies to be listed as location in the Global Registry of Contacts if it has a name that can be found in an atlas or on a standard map.

Likewise, its name may be used to identify a city-region. Listings are provided for free in The Network. Rural locations and city-regions as places seeking economic development are also offered the opportunity to list their location data suppliers in the GRC database for free. In addition, links to the websites where contact data for location data suppliers is published in the Area Development section of Economic Development.net for free.

Data-wise, micropolitan fits into a demographic category for an area with urban statistics but having rural or small town values. Take a look at the mission of The Network, then send an email if you are in position to supply facts and useful information about a micropolitan area seeking opportunities for enterprise and economic development, or send an email to suggest a location, anywhere, that you want to see listed in our three websites (who we are).

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