Economic Impact Study for Public Ports

The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) commissioned this study to assess the economic role of public ports and waterways in supporting and enhancing the state and local economy. The key objectives of the study are to profile the economic activity of the public port facilities in Missouri; identify and assess port-dependent and port-benefitted industries in Missouri; and evaluate the economic impact of ports and waterways on the state in terms of employment, tax revenue, economic output, and induced or multiplier effects. The study team used a combination of port/shipper interviews, site visits, analysis of commodity flow data, and economic modeling to accomplish these goals. The results of the study provide insight to MoDOT and other stakeholders to inform future investment decisions for Missouri’s ports and waterways. See also separately published individual port brochures.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Figures; Maps; Tables;
  • Pagination: 98p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01666523
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: cmr 18-002
  • Contract Numbers: TR201711
  • Created Date: Feb 27 2018 4:10PM