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Will a wider Highway 2 help the economy? No one knows


April 17, 2002

One thing became clear at the Wheeler Center roundtable in Great Falls Tuesday there probably is a relationship between highway improvements and increased economic development, but no one really knows what that relationship is.

Knowledge about the process and effects of highway construction is very limited, said Gordon Brittan, executive director of the Wheeler Center.

"There seems to be an inverse relationship between the hundreds of millions of dollars spent on highways in Montana and knowledge about it," he said.

The center, located at Montana State University-Bozeman, is a nonpartisan o...

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