LINKING GOODS MOVEMENT AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: A CASE STUDY ANALYSIS
Urban goods movement has long been considered a critical factor in the metropolitan economy. Despite its improtance, few regions have examined their goods movement network as an economic development asset or attempted to integrate transportation development with areawide economic development goals. Currently a growing number of representatives from business and industry are informing their local officials about the economic burdens they experience as a result of inefficient--or insufficient--goods movement facilities. Local officials are more strongly aware that business and industrial location decisions are not only directly tied to market access, but also to dependable transportation facilities for the distribution of their products to consumers. NARC worked with USDOT and US Department of Commerce to identify how regional officials can integrate goods movement planning with economic development objectives. Through the input of a project advisory committee, workshops, telephone interviews, and regional council reports, NARC has attempted to describe a process that can be used to: (1) formulate a coordinated goods movement/economic development strategy; and (2) implement components of the strategy through a partnership between public and private sectors. The guidebook describes this process and presents case studies of regions that have formulated strategies to encourage port development, facilitate goods movement in the central business district, and seek alternatives to rail abandonment. It is directed at regional policy makers and their staffs.
National Association of Regional Councils1700 K Street, NW, Suite 1306
Washington, DC United States 20006
Department of Transportation1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, DC United States 20590
Economic Development Administration14th Street, Between E St and Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC United States
- Publication Date: 1984-12
- Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;
- Pagination: 108 p.
- TRT Terms: Abandonment; Case studies; Central business districts; Economic development; Freight transportation; Private enterprise; Regional planning; Urban development; Urban goods movement
- Subject Areas: Economics; Freight Transportation; Public Transportation; Society;
- Accession Number: 00451074
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-I-85-36 Final Rpt.
- Files: TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Nov 30 2003 12:00AM