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Transportation Strategy: improve freight operations and include freight shipping and distribution strategies in county comprehensive plans and local industrial development plans as they are updated The region has a history of industrial development and extractive industries that were supported by freight and shipping businesses over the last two centuries. The region has retained this infrastructure in some areas of the region and must work to encourage the use and expansion of these systems whenever possible. The use of these systems can mean reduced transportation time and costs for regional businesses. Most regional economic plans do take into account transportation options, but more could be done regionally to support these modes. Additionally, comprehensive plans should ensure that all possible transportation options are includes, including information on existing, yet unused Right of Ways (ROW) that could be considered for reuse or banked for future use within the region. The reuse of existing business and industrial areas can mean more sustainable land use patterns, the reuse of existing infrastructure and long-term reduced transportation costs. 201

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North Country Region Sustainability Plan

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