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Trade between the United States and Latin America has a significant effect on the Southwest's economy and its transportation network. Measuring the various impacts of trade provides strategic information that helps identify trade opportunities, infrastructure investment demands, and system bottlenecks. This report reviews current methods used to analyze the economic and transportation impacts of trade. Because there are few methods capable of adequately analyzing regional impacts of corridor-specific trade, the report presents a review of economic impact methodologies that are most relevant to this type of analysis. Since ports are the major gateways for U.S.-Latin American trade, special attention is paid to existing methodologies that address port economic impacts.
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