WI - Gov. Evers Announces More Than $6 Million in Harbor Assistance
Gov. Tony Evers today announced grants for nine harbor maintenance and improvement projects in Wisconsin.
Press release from Governor Tony Evers:
December 29, 2020
MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers today announced grants for nine harbor maintenance and improvement projects in Wisconsin. The improvements will boost statewide economic development by promoting waterborne freight, harbor infrastructure, and passenger cruise facilities.
"Wisconsin is fortunate to have a robust system of ports and harbors with our Great Lakes and the Mississippi River that border our state," Gov. Evers said. "We are committed to investing in strengthening our shipbuilding industry to support one of the most efficient transportation resources for our farmers and manufacturers, bolster economic development, and support good, family-supporting jobs."
"The ripple effect of the harbor grants is felt statewide," Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) Secretary-designee Craig Thompson said. "The department makes continued investments in our commercial waterfronts because investing in transportation pays off in our quality of life and in our state's economic growth and well-being."