Hodge presents new Appalachian Development Highway System (ADHS) Economic Study

Dan Hodge, Principal of Hodge Economic Consulting, recently presented a major study for the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) on the economic impacts, benefits and costs of completing the ADHS. This updated study included a historical analysis (back-casting) of economic and transportation impacts, and also found that completing the remaining 10 percent of the highway corridors would result in a strong ROI for both the region and U.S. Benefits are expected to be 3.7 times greater than costs and generate about 47,000 jobs for Appalachia. Hodge presented an overview of study findings and methods in Washington, DC to a group of regional stakeholders and was a keynote speaker at the West Virginia Planning Conference in Wheeling, WV.

To learn more, see the ARC press release and final report documents.