Archives: economic development

Get Your Kicks: The Route 33 Bypass

For the first time ever, cars and trucks in northwest Athens county can circumvent the small town of Nelsonville, OH . The Route 33 bypass has relieved congestion, but worries some business owners who fear the loss of traffic means loss of customers. This hour we’ll take a look at the past and present effects of fast lanes on commerce.

Local Governments: Competing for Businesses and People

With hefty budget cuts, local governments are frequently left to fend for themselves. What are the implications of competition between local governments? Should they be competing at all?