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Anchored by its landmark 12-story clock tower on Pershing Road, Chicago’s Central Manufacturing District (CMD) was the first planned manufacturing district in the United States. Today, it stands largely empty. The site has myriad advantages – like its central location,...Read more

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In this report, CNT proposes metrics to assess the feasibility and performance of cargo-oriented development (COD) , a form of development that integrates freight system efficiencies with the development of manufacturing and logistics businesses in ways that drive local...Read more

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Since Hurricane Katrina, the New Orleans-Baton Rouge super region has been working to secure lasting economic recovery. This report offers recommendations for using cargo- and transit-oriented development to help Southeast Louisiana capture community value from its largely underutilized rail system....Read more

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In a growing number of cases around the country, highlighted by the examples in this report, civic and economic development organizations and local governments are collaborating with private freight companies to realize the potential of COD for sustainable development. These...Read more

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Class I railroads are investing more than $20 billion annually in facilities and equipment. This creates a tremendous opportunity for mutually beneficial partnerships among the rail industry, logistics firms, and state and local governments. The benefits of this investment can...Read more

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Report lays out two interconnected strategies (cargo-oriented development and transit-oriented development) to generate economic development and preserve natural resources in the western suburbs of Cook County. Together, these strategies can be harnessed to mitigate suburban sprawl and take cars and...Read more

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This report, written by CNT for the State Smart Transportation Initiative (SSTI), examines current economic analysis practices in state Departments of Transportation (DOTs) through examples in nine state transportation agencies and an extensive literature review. For additional understanding of the...Read more

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A call to action that embraces the goals of the Chicago region’s GO TO 2040 plan and translates them into a place-based blueprint for prosperity. It shows how to restore location efficiency and create new jobs and economic vitality based...Read more

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The effects of unemployment, rising gas costs, and economic uncertainty have pushed household budgets to their limits. Now, more than ever, the state’s infrastructure investments must bolster the economy and save its residents money. This report presents a policy blueprint...Read more

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This case study tracks CNT’s work in Blue Island and Harvey and discusses the regional partnerships that developed and attracted public funding for predevelopment; eventually creating a pipeline of viable projects that has drawn the attention of developers and investors...Read more

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