Paper summarizes a technical report about economic development and highway relationships in North Carolina, prepared for the Highway Study Commission established by the 1987 General Assembly. It concludes that, in a state where travel and tourism is currently a major employer, access to remote recreational areas will continue to demand increased attention. In addition, national and international trends in the economy are stimulating growth in urban and suburban areas, both in North Carolina and nationwide. With continued sound highway development North Carolina is in a good position to take advantage of further growth opportunities around its metropolitan areas while also doing this in such a way as to extend the benefits of economic growth to many of the rural areas of the state. Through this rural/urban partnership a cherished rural/small town lifestyle can be protected without diminishing North Carolina's competitive position within the region and the nation.

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of North Carolina, Charlotte

    Department of Geography and Earth Sciences
    9201 University City Boulevard
    Charlotte, NC  United States  28223
  • Authors:
    • Clay, J W
    • Stuart, A W
    • Walcott, W A
  • Publication Date: 1988

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; References;
  • Pagination: 55 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00494879
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: University of North Carolina, Charlotte
  • Report/Paper Numbers: TPR No. 17
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 30 1990 12:00AM