Enterprises' locational decisions and interregional highways: an empiric investigation in Greece
The interaction between transportation infrastructures and land uses constitutes one of the most basic phenomena in urban and rural areas. The construction of a highway improves mobility and thus increases the density and value of land uses by creating the necessary conditions for the economic development of the regions that it crosses. In this article the contribution of enterprises located in areas near interregional highways to regional development is examined. Concretely, the contribution of these enterprises to the economic development of the regions in which they are established is investigated using multiple regression analysis and with the completion of questionnaires by enterprises located near interregional areas of the Athens-Thessaloniki national highways and near the cities of Lamia and Larissa.