Academic journal article ABA Banking Journal

Measuring "Micropolitans"

Academic journal article ABA Banking Journal

Measuring "Micropolitans"

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Q. What is a "micropolitan"?

A. We'll have to back up a bit to define that. The Federal Register (volume 65 FR 78655, dated Dec. 15, 2000) carried a proposal to adjust the definition of metropolitan statistical area to:

"2(j) Metropolitan Area. Currently, Regulation C defines 'metropolitan statistical area' or 'MSA' to mean a metropolitan statistical area or a primary metropolitan statistical area, as defined by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB). OMB is in the process of revising the standards for defining metropolitan areas. In August 2000, OMB published a notice and request for comment entitled 'Final Report and Recommendations From the Metropolitan Area Standards Review Committee to the Office of Management and Budget Concerning Changes to the Standards for Defining Metropolitan Areas' (65 FR 51060 (August 22, 2000)). The report recommended that OMB adopt a new concept called a "core based statistical area" (CBSA) to replace the existing metropolitan statistical area and primary metropolitan statistical area concepts. …

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