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Great Lakes Shipping Supports 237,000 Plus Jobs

by Shailaja A. Lakshmi, Maritime News

The new study by the Department of Transportation Great Lakes РSaint Lawrence Seaway says that shipping  supports more than 237,000 jobs and billions in economic activity.

A year-long study of the economic impacts of the entire Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway navigation system is a definitive and detailed report documenting the many contributions made by the Great Lakes Seaway system to federal, state/provincial and local economies.

The study reports that in 2017 maritime commerce supported: 237,868 jobs, $35 billion in economic activity, $14.2 billion in personal income and local consumption expenditures and $6.6 billion in federal, state/provincial and local tax revenue.

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