Economic Development Research Update
Economic Development Research Group, Inc.                                 January 2009
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  EDR Group Welcomes Adam Winston

EDR Group is pleased to announce the addition of Adam Winston as a business analyst in our economics practice. Adam was formerly a supply chain analyst at Best Buy and Polaroid Electronics.
Steven Landau Elected to NEDA Board of Directors

In recognition of his contribution to the field of economic development, Steven Landau was recently elected to the Board of Directors of the Northeastern Economic Developers Association.

Glen Weisbrod gave the Keynote presentation on public-private partnerships at the CODATU International Congress on Transport in the Developing World, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, November 2008 Read on...


TREDIS, the most widely used tool for assessing economic impacts of transportation projects, now offers expanded features for freight, public transit and highway projects.  WIth the release of version 3.6, an updated set of information sheets is now available for download.
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Economic Development Benefits of Renewable Energy

EDR Group and KEMA recently completed an analysis of the future economic benefits of investments in wind, hydropower, and biofuel generation facilities under a New York State renewable energy initiative.
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Change in Chicago's Freight Rail Patterns

With the purchase of EJ&E in the Chicago Metropolitan area, CN Railroad will be shifting some rail activity out of congested central areas to elsewhere in the region. This change can create overall economic benefits for the region according to a recent study by EDR Group for Chicago Metropolis 2020.
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Investment in Highway and Bridge Maintenance Promotes Job Growth

With limited resources, regional decision makers face a constant struggle to ensure that existing infrastructure is properly maintained. While they lack the press release/photo opportunity of new projects, the maintenance of existing infrastructure can have significant impacts on job creation, retention and expansion. Kansas DOT hired EDR Group to measure the economic benefits of maintaining the state's highway infrastructure quality.
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An Economic Development Plan for a City in Transition

With construction of a new Genentech biotech research facility underway, the City of Dixon - strategically located near University of California, Davis, the California State Capitol, and within reach of the economically vibrant San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Valley - recognized a unique opportunity to advance progress towards the city's established economic development goals.
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Glen Weisbrod,
President, Economic Development Research Group, Inc.