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Idaho Falls Arterial Loop: Economic Assessment

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For the Idaho Transportation Department, EDR Group assessed transportation benefits and potential economic development opportunities associated with construction of a major arterial loop surrounding Idaho Falls, ID. The analysis included economic impact modeling as well as an assessment of the effect of changes in access on the local business environment.

This report assesses impacts of the Arterial Loop on the region’s long-term employment, personal income and business output to the year 2040, under growth and future traffic assumptions, ranging from modest to aggressive. In addition to the regional impacts from employment attributable to the enhanced transportation system, the employment analysis also assesses the specific land use impacts of the Project’s contingent development (new business attraction potential) in the Idaho Falls regional economy.

Final Report

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