Reshoring and its impact on Transportation Infrastructure & US Economy

Quarterly Reports Other Documents Final Report
Final Report

Primary Investigators

MD Sarder
University of Southern Mississippi
730 East Beach Blvd
Long Beach, MS 39560;
228 214 3237


Reshoring is expected to have a tremendous impact on the US economy and on the utilization of the existing transportation infrastructures of the country. It is an immense need to identify the potential companies in the US that will bring their manufacturing operations back in the US and to identify the impact on US economy and transportation. The change in location and subsequent alteration in product supply chain due to reshoring will cause changes in infrastructure needs to address issues such as capacity constraints, delays, and congestions.


In this research we will develop a reshorability index & Manufacturing location quotients within CFIRE region that will help US manufacturers to evaluate their reshoring strategy. This research will also develop tools and techniques to assess the impact of potential reshoring on transportation infrastructures. The research output will assist public officials in making strategic freight facility investment decisions that support supply chain efficiencies, promote business growth, and foster economic development.


Task 1: Literature Review

Task 2: Develop Reshorability Indices for top manufacturers

Task 3: Analyze Sensitivity of Reshoring Policy Decisions

Task 4: Create Manufacturing Location Quotients

Task 5: Analyze Transportation Network Impact

Task 6: Assess Economic Impact &Policy Recommendations

Task 7: Preparation of Final Report and Progress report

Project Information

  • Duration: 16 months
  • Dates: 8/15/1014 – 12/31/2015
  • Budget: $199,867 (UTC funds) and $202,359 (match funds)
  • Student Involvement: Four graduate students
  • Modal Orientation: Highway and Rail
  • Project ID: CFIRE 09-16
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