THE IMPACT OF AN EXPANDING TRANSPORTATION NETWORK ON POTENTIAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT LOCATIONS IN THE NORTH GEORGIA AREA

The primary objective of the research project is to determine the influences of transportation on economic development location in Appalachian Georgia. The study delves into the specific cause and effect relationships or interacting influences. The research contains three main foci: to determine the historical relationships among changes in accessibility, land uses, and socioeconomic characteristics of the region, to reveal the factors influencing location decisions of businesses and to forecast areas of future economic development. A factorial ecology of the study region provides a social and economic description of developmental changes in the past and of conditions in the present. Areas of high growth and areas of stagnation are defined. These areas are examined in detail to determine the factors contributing to their growth or stagnation. Statistical analyses of changes in land use, socioeconomic characteristics, and transportation reveal the interactive nature between accessibility and economic development locations. The surveys of commercial and industrial location decisions examine the behavior of entrepreneurs toward perceived distributions of physical, transportation, and human resources and of markets in the study region. The Delphi Survey adds further judgmental insight into the factors of economic development and into microscale areas of future growth in manufacturing, commercial, and residential development.

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Georgia, Athens

    College of Business Administration
    Athens, GA  USA  30602

    Georgia Department of Transportation

    One Georgia Center
    600 West Peachtree Street, NW
    Atlanta, GA  USA  30308
  • Authors:
    • Wheeler, J O
    • Pannell, C W
    • Farkas, Z A
    • Baucom, T
    • CAMPBELL, M
    • Hsu, Y A
    • McCall, J
    • McCrane, J
    • Sanders, A
  • Publication Date: 1977-6

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 277 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00172881
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: GDOT Res. Proj. 7402Final Rpt.
  • Files: TRIS, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 12 1978 12:00AM