Research Reports

The Competitiveness of the Twin Cities Metropolitan Area and the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport: Building and Using a Knowledge Base

Principal Investigator:

Mahmood Zaidi, Robert Johns, Frederick J Beier, George John, Lou Lacovo, Wilbur Maki, Gerard McCullough, Shunrong Qi

January 2001

Report no. CTS 01-03

Projects: Improving the Global Awareness of the MSP International Airport

Topics: Economics, Modes

A primary purpose of this study is building a knowledge base for monitoring the competitive position of the Twin Cities metropolitan area and measuring the value of the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport to its community. The creation of value is driven by the exports of goods and services to market destinations outside the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area. The knowledge base is intended to allow users of this report to: measure the value of the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport in terms of demand for air transportation, monitor the competitive position of the Minneapolis-St. Paul area; and market the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.

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