As discussions about the independence of regional economies grow, there is a need to analyze the cyclical structure and to evaluate assets and resources specific to regional economies at a small municipal level. However, there are large restrictions in actually conducting such analyses, due to the data that can be used at a small municipal level.
In this paper, an urban economic growth analysis was conducted for Higashihiroshima City, using data arranged by the city through survey activities, including amounts of infrastructural and private capital investment and regional input-output tables, and the significance of growth analysis at a small municipal level is examined. There are no amounts for such capital investments and regional input-output tables for small municipalities (excluding ordinance-designated cities) that can be used within existing statistical data.
As a result of this study, it is found out that the city growth of Higashihiroshima City, which was the process of the city construction based on the Kamo University City and a technopolis, is shifting toward regionally generated and endogenous growth. This implies that economic analyses, based on internally generated and endogenous growth concepts, and arrangement of data related to the amounts of capital stock and regional input-output tables are important for investigating the promotion of the development of industries that increase regional economic independence.