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Title:Transportation and Rural Economic Development: A Comparative Analysis of Important Location Factors
Authors:Jill Hough, Frank Dooley, and Gary Otto
University:North Dakota State University
Publication Date:Aug 1991
Report #:MPC-91-4
Project #:MPC-019
TRID #:00639872
Keywords:air transportation, data collection, decision making, economic development, guides to the literature, highway transportation, industrial location, industries, information processing, literature reviews, location theory, railroad transportation, rural areas, specialists, surveys
Type:Research Report – MPC Publications


Economic development efforts are addressed as "family of services" to prospective businesses. There is some uncertainty if transportation/logistics should be considered as a factor within the family of services. The overall goal of this study was to develop a better understanding of the relationship between transportation and rural economic development. Information was gathered in order to make a comparison between the perceptions of economic development specialists and manufacturers about important location factors, including transportation.

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