This video highlights how the trading of goods is the lifeblood of metropolitan economies. The Metro Freight research series by the Metropolitan Policy Program at Brookings assesses goods trade at the metropolitan scale. It uses a unique and comprehensive database to capture all the goods moving in and out of U.S. metropolitan areas, both domestically and beyond. The reports in the series will describe which goods move between metropolitan areas, how they move via different modes of transportation, and uncover the specific trading relationships between U.S. metropolitan areas as well as their global counterparts.
Read more at http://www.brookings.edu/metrofreight.
-Brookings Institution on YouTube