Welcome to the National Freight Economy Atlas

A platform for analysis and communication on the role of freight in the nation’s economy.

The National Project

Commodity flows depending greatly on the regional distribution of resources and freight infrastructure. We provide many national maps displaying freight totals augmented with the LQ formulation (LQ of freight flows). These applications visualize the 2012 US Commodity Flows Survey freight totals in value and tonnage sent by region, by mode, and by NAICS 2-digit code (concurrent with STCG coding manual).

The Midwest Project

Regional commodity flows vary tremendously due to the variation of the distribution of resources and freight infrastructure. These regional applications provide many maps displaying freight totals augmented with the LQ formulation (LQ of freight flows) and analyzes conducted at these regional level. These regions are developed through identification of major freight transit corridors (corridors tend to parallel an existing major rail freight line or major freight designated highway). These applications visualize the 2012 US Commodity Flows Survey freight totals in value and tonnage sent by region, by mode, and by NAICS 2-digit code (concurrent with STCG coding manual); and summed at these particular regional levels.

The Minnesota Project

Regional commodity flows vary tremendously due to the variation of the distribution of resources and freight infrastructure. These regional applications provide many maps displaying freight totals augmented with the LQ formulation (LQ of freight flows) and analyzes conducted at these regional level. These regions are developed through identification of major freight transit corridors (corridors tend to parallel an existing major rail freight line or major freight designated highway). These applications visualize the 2012 US Commodity Flows Survey freight totals in value and tonnage sent by region, by mode, and by NAICS 2-digit code (concurrent with STCG coding manual); and summed at these particular regional levels.

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