West Virginia

 

Welcome to the West Virginia Trade and Transportation Profile Web portal. Here one will find information on transportation and trade information, as well as links to state specific transportation activities. This page will always remain "under construction" as reports and additional information become available and posted. If you have additional reports or comments you wish to share, please contact me at bruce@ittsresearch.org.

To see (and hear) my using this information in a presentation, please review the presentation I did at Mississippi State, which is available here.

Click here to return to the Overall State Page.

Here is a link to a wordcloud on freight and transportation in West Virginia that is sized for printing out as a handout, poster, etc. You can also download the Wordcloud without any text here.

wordcloud of West Virginia Transportation

 

 

Outline:

1. LATTS State Briefing Report

2. Domestic Transportation in the State of West Virginia

3. International Trade in the State of West Virginia

4. International Trade for the State and Major Metropolitan Statistical Areas

5. Assorted Powerpoint Information on Transportation in West Virginia

6. Maps Related to Transportation in West Virginia

7. Assorted Links

 

1. LATTS State Briefing Report

LATTS developed individual state summaries that estimate the individual needs for each state related to maritime, airports, railroads and highway needs from increased Latin American trade. While the reports are somewhat dated, it is clear that the state's still need to consider international freight movements.

LATTS West Virginia State Briefing Summary Report

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2. Domestic Transportation in the State of West Virginia

 

Using the 2011 Data from the Freight Analysis Framework, ITTS developed a set of powerpoint materials highlighting the value of freight transportation in the State of West Virginia.

Click here to download the powerpoint file.


The Slide contains the following information for both tons and value:

    Total Freight Transportation in the State

    2011 West Virginia Trade Partners

    2011 Modal Flows within West Virginia

    2011 Modal Flows from West Virginia

    2011 Modal Flows into West Virginia

    2011 Top Commodities within West Virginia

    2011 Top Commodities from West Virginia

    2011 Top Commodities to West Virginia

    Forecasts of Transportation for the State 2011-2040 by mode

    Forecasts of Transportation for the State 2011-2040 by value

Please click here for more information on the Freight Analysis Framework database.

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3. International Trade in the State of West Virginia

 

Brochure on West Virginia Exports

Brochure is in two formats (printer spread for 2sided printing and single page format).

EXPORTS FROM THE STATE OF WEST VIRGINIA

The following powerpoint contains information about exports that have an origin in West Virginia. These slides contain information on exports from the State based on the Origin of Shipment. The slides contain information on both trading partners, commodities and gateways used by the Virginia firms. All figures are expressed in dollars. (The black background indicates this is a state of origin slide.)

As the origin of shipment information is used to estimate exports by State firms, it may lead to inland states seeing less reported exports than one would expect, and larger volume of exports in gateway states. This reflects the location of the exporter, and not the source of production.

Click here to download the powerpoint file

Contains Top Exports from the State

Exports by Mode of departure (Vessel, Air, other)

Exports by Commodities (pie chart of top commodities, as well as trend for the top five commodities - includes both air and vessel exports also)

Shipments to Various Destinations (pie chart of top commodities, as well as trend for the top five commodities - includes both air and vessel exports also)

Shipments by US Gateway (pie chart of top export gateways, both in total, air and vessel)

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4. International Trade for the State and Major Metropolitan Statistical Areas

Click here to download the following powerpoint slide, based on Metropolitan Statistical Areas, and recent trends in GDP and exports.

West Virginia Exports as Share of Total State GDP 1997 -2013

Comparison of Growth of Exports and State GDP

Exports as Share of Arkansas Metropolitan Statistical Areas GDP, 2013 (You can access more information here.)

Growth of Exports by MSA, 2005-2013

Growth in GDP by MSA, 2005-2013

 

Here are series of related maps for each state, which show the following:

Series 1. Maps of Exports by MSA. Scale is relative to Southeast Regional Flows, 2009

Hi resolution TIF (better for printed needs)
Low resolution jpg (better for powerpoint slides)

Series 2. Maps of Ex-Im Banks (These are normally loans to Small to Medium Firms to get into international trade)

Hi resolution TIF (better for printed needs)
Low resolution jpg (better for powerpoint slides)

Series 3. Maps of Exports by MSA as a share of total economic growth, for 2009.

Hi resolution TIF (better for printed needs)
Low resolution jpg (better for powerpoint slides)

Series 4. Maps of Exports by 3 Digit Zip code level. This captures some of the rural exports not included in the MSA maps. Scale is relative to Southeast Regional Flows, 2009

Hi resolution TIF (better for printed needs)
Low resolution jpg (better for powerpoint slides)

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5. Assorted Powerpoint Information on Transportation in West Virginia

 

Click here to download a powerpoint version of the AAR Freight Railroad Industry Snapshot for the State of West Virginia(base year 2008)

Map of railroad infrastructure

Commodities moved into and from West Virginia

Economic and Environmental Benefits

Click here to download the powerpoint file containing:

State Economic Output in Transportation Sectors

Industry Share of West Virginia Economy

Comparison of Freight Dependency in State

Spending on Broad Transportation Categories by State and Local Government

Share of Spending on Transportation as Share of Total Expenditures

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6. Maps Related to Transportation in West Virginia

 

There are three maps here. These maps were based on the truck assignments from the 2002 Freight Analysis Framework, and show three different transportation flows: domestic traffic, traffic moving to and from the gateways, and a combined total traffic..

1.  Domestic Truck Flows to, from, and within the State

Hi resolution pdf (better for printed needs)
Low resolution jpg (better for powerpoint slides)

2.  International Truck flows to, from and within the state (this will include shipments that terminate or begin at a international gateway)

Hi resolution pdf (better for printed needs)
Low resolution jpg (better for powerpoint slides)

3.  Combined map of both domestic and international Truck flows

Hi resolution pdf (better for printed needs)

Low resolution jpg (better for powerpoint slides)

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7. Links to More Information on the State

Here are some links to relevant information on the State of West Virginia.

Please click here to visit the Freight Analysis Framework for the State profile for West Virginia.

 

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