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Economic Research

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Volume 10, Number 2
Second Quarter 2008


FEATURES

Infrastructure: The Foundation for Prosperity

Work Zone Ahead? Repairing the Southeast's Infrastructure

Building a Better World: Infrastructure's Role in Economic Growth

DEPARTMENTS

Fed @ Issue with Chris Cunningham

Grassroots: Mobile, Ala.

Q & A: Mayor Shirley Franklin

State of the States

Research Notes & News

Southeastern Economic Indicators

Staff

BackGround

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Photo of car in river Infrastructure: The Foundation for Prosperity

Roads, bridges, dams, sewers, wastewater treatment plants, and more make up what we collectively refer to as infrastructure. It is vital to the way we live, but it usually makes headlines only when something goes wrong with it. This issue of EconSouth examines infrastructure from local, national, and international perspectives.



Photo of workman's boots Work Zone Ahead? Repairing the Southeast's Infrastructure

The Southeast's infrastructure, which sustains the region's fast-growing population and dynamic economy, faces the challenge of meeting today's needs as well as those accompanying future growth.



Photo of futuristic infrastructure Building a Better World: Infrastructure's Role in Economic Growth

Infrastructures everywhere face strain from globalization, population growth, and urbanization. Infrastructure needs among countries vary, but infrastructure's importance to economic growth, improved public health, and poverty reduction is universal.
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