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dc.contributor.advisorRodgers III, John C.
dc.contributor.authorDel Bosco, Jonathan
dc.date2006
dc.date.accessioned2020-09-10T21:57:05Z
dc.date.available2020-09-10T21:57:05Z
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/11668/19806
dc.description.abstractThis study examines the jobs-housing balance and the excess commute of Saturn employees in Spring Hill. Until recently, the number of jobs has greatly exceeded the number of houses. In 2005 the balance is about even, however many newer residents are believed to be people who work in Nashville. Many Saturn employees live on the outskirts of Spring Hill and must commute longer distances to work. A spatial analysis using GIS of employee home locations shows that 74% of employees commute is in excess compared to if employees actually lived within Spring Hill. Surveys of Saturn employees shows traffic en route to work is a major frustration. It is suggested that future housing development in Spring Hill occur closer to Saturn. This will equilibrate the jobs-housing balance and will reduce the excess commute. Other Southern towns may wish to consider these results when planning for the development of automobile manufacturers.
dc.publisherMississippi State University
dc.subject.lcshGeography--Tennessee--Statistical methods.
dc.subject.lcshAutomobile industry and trade--Tennessee.
dc.subject.lcshRegional planning--Tennessee.
dc.subject.lcshHousing--Tennessee.
dc.subject.otherjobs-housing balance
dc.subject.otherexcess commute
dc.subject.othercommute
dc.subject.otherSaturn
dc.subject.otherSpring Hill automotive plant
dc.titleJobs-Housing Balance & Individual Spatial Choices: A Case Study of Saturn Workers in Spring Hill, Tennessee
dc.typeThesis
dc.publisher.departmentDepartment of Geosciences
dc.publisher.collegeCollege of Arts and Sciences
dc.date.authorbirth1982
dc.subject.degreeMaster of Science
dc.contributor.committeeWax, Charles L.
dc.contributor.committeeMack, Taylor E.
dc.contributor.committeeDewey, Christopher P.


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