Transportation networks and facilities play a critical role in the economic development of communities. They serve as important links to new or emerging markets, and sources of materials and services needed for processing for existing and new businesses in a community. Transportation costs affect the location and growth of local businesses and serve historically as a primary industrial location factor.
Blair, Robert, "The Influence of Small Airports and Air Transportation on Local Economic Development: A Study of Nebraska" (2005). Archived Publications. 296.