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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



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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