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AZ Big Media Here’s how transportation is the road to economic development wins

Dr. Emmet Brown (“Back to the Future”) may have once said, “Roads? Where we’re going we don’t need roads.” But here in Arizona, not only do we need roads — we need expanded and improved roads. We also need rail and air transportation. And we need them all to support the deluge of economic development across the state. And, while the Grand Canyon State’s economic developers may not have a time-traveling DeLorean at their disposal, they do have the expertise to help forecast and prepare what’s needed for the roadways and railways ahead.

“The Valley freeways have been well-planned and produced incredible results in terms of economic development,” says Carrie Kelly, executive director of the Arizona Association for Economic Development (AAED). “From Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) and Amazon warehouses to Intel’s expansion and the biosciences, the Phoenix Metro area infrastructure…

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