Automotive & Transportation
The automobile and transportation industries have been considered a classic example of a producer-driven value chain. CGGC researchers, in collaboration with scholars at other universities, have published a wide range of articles on the and transportation industries in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and China. Some of this research was supported by Industry Canada.
Infrastructure Investment Creates American JobsDuke CGGC researchers explored for the Alliance of America Manufacturing the current state of transportation infrastructure and the economic impact of additional investment in renewing infrastructure. They found that the U.S. ranks 16th overall in transportation infrastructure and that each dollar of investment returns 3.54 in economic activity, creating 21,671 jobs for each $1 billion invested in transportation infrastructure.
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U.S. Bus Rapid TransitAs more U.S. cities consider adopting Bus Rapid Transit, CGGC researchers offer a new online tool to help decision-makers understand the value chain. A new report with interactive database analyzes the value chain of 390 firms that provide vehicles, technology, and services for high-quality BRT.
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Prospects for Canada in the NAFTA Automotive Industry: A Global Value Chain AnalysisThis paper examines trends in the North American automotive industry, and asks if Canada's historical comparative advantage in the industry is sustainable. The report was prepared for Industry Canada.