attracting people

Attracting business travelers to the host city for meetings and other business activities by offering an easily accessible airport and other amenities such as hotels and conference centers is one of the best ways to create new jobs, Neal said.

Neal added that business airline traffic is far more important for a city's economic vitality than population size -- a finding he established in an earlier study and reaffirmed with the current research.
"One might expect to see a bump up in jobs first, and then a year or two later an increase in business passenger traffic," Neal said. "But we saw just the opposite. There was a bump up in business traffic and then about a year later a bump up in jobs. The business passengers were coming before the jobs did, rather than after."

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/01/110124111142.htm

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