Investigating the Links Between Transportation and Economic Competitiveness
The Transportation Policy and Economic Competitiveness (TPEC) Program seeks to further define and promote the relationship between transportation and economic development in Minnesota and the region. Researchers are engaged in research, outreach, and other related activities in three overall topics: finance, industry clusters, and technology.
Resources from TPEC researchers
- National Freight Economy Atlas, an online platform that allows users to analyze the freight infrastructure at the national, regional, state, and metropolitan/combined statistical areas.
- A summary—Mapping the Midwest's Future: Regional Innovation Clusters and Competitiveness—of a forum held September 29-30, 2014 (729 KB PDF, December 2014).
- A website—freighteconomy.org—with findings, video, and other resources from the Freight Economy Project.
- A cluster tool—www.clustermapping.us—that plots data about types of industries on a map.
News and Events
- Rochester redo could spell future rush-hour headaches
- In Winona, a surprising cluster of high-tech firms
- Editorial: Good questions about Minnesota road costs
- U website offers transportation data galore
- Railroad bridge conditions hidden from public view
- Robot cars will change your life—maybe
- How will driverless cars reshape Twin Cities?
- New tool maps economic clusters
- The Midwest: Where things are made
- Is V2V soon to be a reality?