From the US DOT: Our Nation’s Ports, America’s Opportunity Multipliers

Our nation’s ports, America’s opportunity multipliers

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Anthony Foxx

“In his State of the Union address Tuesday night, President Obama said that we need to help upgrade America’s transportation system because, “in today’s global economy, first-class jobs gravitate to first-class infrastructure.”

It’s no coincidence that the President explicitly included our nation’s ports in the list of resources we need to revitalize to ensure “opportunity for all.” Because our ports are truly opportunity multipliers. In addition to the direct employment America’s ports sustain managing the critical economic activity of moving freight to and from ships, our ports are economic engines, fueling good jobs–not just on our coasts, but across the country–from manufacturing jobs on land to skilled crew at sea.”

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