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Update on the Upper Midwest's Trade Centers.

Casey, William.

The expansion and contraction of trade centers in the Upper Midwest were tracked in a 1963 and a 1990 study. An update of those studies, completed in 1999, is outlined here. Data from Claritas Corp. and Dun and Bradstreet are used to show changes over the last decade. The number of major metropolitan areas has doubled and Minnesota experienced more change than the other six states in the area. Growth in cities of modest size and larger appears to be at the expense of smaller places. The vast majority of the change in Minnesota was from cities moving up the hierarchy of trade centers.

CURA Reporter
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Minneapolis: Center for Urban and Regional Affairs, University of Minnesota.
Prepared for the Minnesota Department of Transportation.
30 (1): 17-22
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Reporter 30 (1)