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This study collected online secondary data in terms of tourism economic impact, human development, natural amenities, and self-employment income at the county level in the State of North Carolina and used GIS to conduct a spatial analysis of the distribution of and the interaction between tourism, poverty, and micro-entrepreneurship. It is aimed at identifying the areas where tourism( can( be( utilized( to( cope( with( poverty( by( creating( employment( and( tax( revenues(and(where(tourism(micro8entrepreneurship(might(have(an(important(role(in(enabling( individuals( to( earn( their( way( to( equitable( and( sustainable( prosperity.( ( The results show variations across the counties and the four geographic regions in North Carolina. Tourism business startup factors, the ways to achieve success in business, and the potential of tourism micro-entrepreneurship as a strategy for enabling sustainable livelihoods at the state or national scale are also examined based on the findings.

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Spatial Analysis of Poverty, Tourism, and Opportunity in North Carolina

This study collected online secondary data in terms of tourism economic impact, human development, natural amenities, and self-employment income at the county level in the State of North Carolina and used GIS to conduct a spatial analysis of the distribution of and the interaction between tourism, poverty, and micro-entrepreneurship. It is aimed at identifying the areas where tourism( can( be( utilized( to( cope( with( poverty( by( creating( employment( and( tax( revenues(and(where(tourism(micro8entrepreneurship(might(have(an(important(role(in(enabling( individuals( to( earn( their( way( to( equitable( and( sustainable( prosperity.( ( The results show variations across the counties and the four geographic regions in North Carolina. Tourism business startup factors, the ways to achieve success in business, and the potential of tourism micro-entrepreneurship as a strategy for enabling sustainable livelihoods at the state or national scale are also examined based on the findings.