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Guide to the Economic Value of Texas Ports

When policymakers make public investments, they are frequently interested in the economic impacts associated with their actions. Stakeholders are usually interested in a policy’s economic impact. Common ways of measuring economic impact are the quantity of jobs, sales, and tax receipts associated with an activity. These metrics are often reported as evidence that the welfare of a community will be (or is being) enhanced by a policy decision. This guide summarizes the findings of a Center for Transportation Research/Texas Transportation Institute (CTR/TTI) study team investigating the value of Texas ports for the Texas Department of Transportation found in Technical Report 0-5538-1, An Analysis of the Value of Texas Seaports in an Environment of Increasing Global Trade. The methods used to derive data reported in this document are detailed in that report, together with more substantive discussions and data on associated topics.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Features: Appendices; Maps; Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: 73p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01141688
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 0-5538-P1
  • Contract Numbers: 0-5538
  • Created Date: Oct 12 2009 1:19PM