Investment, absorbed labor, infrastructure and exports on the GDP of Kotabaru district from special economic zone

  • Yunita Sopiana Faculty of Economics and Business, Universitas Lambung Mangkurat, Indonesia
  • Noor Rahmini Faculty of Economics and Business, Universitas Lambung Mangkurat, Indonesia
Keywords: absorbed labor, exports on GDP, infrastructure, investment, special economic zone


The purpose of this study was to provide an overview of the current conditions of investment, labor, and exports in contributing to the value of GRDP of Kotabaru Regency. This research was also expected to increase understanding to local governments, developers, and community institutions with an interest in developing a Special Economic Zone in Kotabaru Regency. Thus this research can become a reference in preparing a strategic plan for the development of special economics. For data collection, we obtained data at the service center and statistics in Kotabaru Regency. Then followed by multiple linear regression analysis that was carried out to see the influence of the independent variable on the dependent variable through the use of E-views software for regression analysis. The results of this analysis indicate that investment has a significant effect and probability has a positive effect on the GRDP of Kotabaru Regency, while labor, infrastructure, and exports do not have a significant effect on the GRDP of the Special Economic Zone of Kotabaru Regency.


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How to Cite
Sopiana, Y., & Rahmini, N. (2020). Investment, absorbed labor, infrastructure and exports on the GDP of Kotabaru district from special economic zone. International Journal of Business, Economics & Management, 3(1), 148-156.