ECONOMIC IMPACT OF WATERBORNE TRANSPORTATION OF THE PORT OF BALTIMORE ON THE STATE OF MARYLAND

This paper examines several concepts that should allow port planners to conduct economic impact studies for their respective port areas. Economic impact studies are useful to aid public bodies in investment decisions. That is to say, help them decide how best to allocate scarce resources in the public investment decisions since various types of cargoes are competing for scare space and investment dollars. Economic development has been related to the development of waterborne commerce. This snapshot approach gives the planner a data base from which to project economic development impacts of future investment decisions. This paper examines the types of imports (direct and indirect), as well as primary and induced imports. It further looks at the various types of imports and their measurement.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Proceedings of Second International Waterborne Transportation Conference, October 5-7, 1977, New York City. Available April, 1978, approximately 750 pages. Cost: to ASCE members $15.00; non-members $30.00.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Civil Engineers

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    New York, NY  USA  10017-2398
  • Authors:
    • Hills, S J
  • Publication Date: 1977

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  • Accession Number: 00170802
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: American Society of Civil Engineers
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 14 1978 12:00AM