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American Journal of Rural Development. 2018, 6(1), 1-6
DOI: 10.12691/ajrd-6-1-1
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Development of Center for Village Economic Growth: The Case Study of Lombok Barat Regency, Nusa Tenggara Barat Province, Indonesia

Yodfiatfinda1, , Muhammad Rizal Taufikurahman1 and Yoni Atma2

1Department of Agribusiness, Faculty of Bio-industry, Universitas Trilogi-Jakarta 12760, Indonesia

2Department of Food Science and Technology, Universitas Trilogi-Jakarta 12760, Indonesia

Pub. Date: January 24, 2018

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Yodfiatfinda, Muhammad Rizal Taufikurahman and Yoni Atma. Development of Center for Village Economic Growth: The Case Study of Lombok Barat Regency, Nusa Tenggara Barat Province, Indonesia. American Journal of Rural Development. 2018; 6(1):1-6. doi: 10.12691/ajrd-6-1-1

Abstract

This study aims to determine the leading sector or basis sector to be prioritized in developing the center of economic growth in rural areas of Lombok Barat Regency, Nusa Tenggara Barat Province. The method used is Location Quotient (LQ). The analysis result shows that the leading sector in Lombok Barat Regency, where the LQ value is greater than 1 for the period of 2010-2013 were electricity, gas and clean water, construction and services sector, while the others including to non-base sector. During 2010 to 2013 the basis sector in Lombok Barat Regency has changed slightly each year. This is indicated by the decline in productivity in the manufacturing sector in 2012 to 2013, so the sector is no longer become a basis sector in Lombok Barat Regency. However, for the long term, the center of rural economic growth is not only based on one basis sector alone because of the dynamics of development that causes the change. Recently, the Lombok Barat Government prioritizes the tourism sector, so that it can be a leading sector even not becoming a basis in establishing a center of rural economic growth. Refer to the results of the study, we propose the Government of Lombok Regency to prioritize electricity, gas and clean water in developing center of economic growth.

Keywords:
rural Lombok Barat center of economic growth location quotient

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