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Mississippi River: Superhighway

Mississippi River: Superhighway

It looks like the impact of the deepening of the Mississippi River will benefit the North American market greatly.  Read more from the links below.

The Big River Coalition and the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development commissioned the study by noted economist Tim Ryan, PhD., entitled “The Economic Impact of Deepening the Mississippi River to 50 Feet.” Ryan determined a deeper channel allowing for larger vessels to maximize cargo throughput would create $11.49 billion in increased U.S. production, generate 16,991 new permanent jobs and account for $849.5 million in increased income for American workers.

Read more about the Study and Benefits.