The Brookings Institute has created a series of interactive data visualizations to accompany its new report, “Mapping Freight: The Highly Concentrated Nature of Goods Trade in the United States”. The visualizations produced for the report allow the user to track trade flows and identify which regions trade what commodities and with whom. Part of Brookings’ Metro Freight series devoted to assessing goods trade at the metropolitan level, the report was developed to address the lack of information available to governments and industry about which regions trade with one another. The findings of the report serve to enhance the U.S. government agencies’ ability to coordinate freight policies and investments.
Visualizing Trade Networks in U.S. Markets
Joshua New was a senior policy analyst at the Center for Data Innovation. He has a background in government affairs, policy, and communication. Prior to joining the Center for Data Innovation, Joshua graduated from American University with degrees in C.L.E.G. (Communication, Legal Institutions, Economics, and Government) and Public Communication. His research focuses on methods of promoting innovative and emerging technologies as a means of improving the economy and quality of life.
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