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... 14 This chapter provides basic information about urban and metropolitan economies, urban supply chains, and the generation of FSA. This chapter is intended to help the reader develop a solid understanding of the interconnections between the economy, supply chains, and the generation of FSA.
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... Background 15 sectors of the economy -- including the non-FIS -- demand freight and services (such as photocopier technicians, plumbers, and the like)
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... 16 Using Commodity Flow Survey Microdata and Other establishment Data to estimate the Generation of Freight, Freight trips, and Service trips deliveries and service activities fulfill a role comparable to that of the capillary system in a body by ensuring that all corners of the metropolitan economy are adequately sourced. In doing so, they produce vast amounts of FSA trips, several times larger than the amounts produced by manufacturing and large facilities like ports and airports.

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