FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 5, 2018
Wolf Administration Announces New State Investments to the Port of Erie
Erie, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced $2.7 million in new state investments to the Erie Western PA Port Authority designed to spur economic development through the Port of Erie. This award elevates the Department of Transportation’s three-year commitment to the Port of Erie to $11,589,000, which features a $6,737,750 grant award to Donjon Shipyard and Repair.
“These investments reflect my administration’s commitment to spurring the ongoing revitalization efforts in Erie and the growth of its economy,” Governor Wolf said. “We want to work closely with the Erie region to support its vision for future growth.”
The funding will be utilized for multiple projects, which continue to support the maritime economy in northwestern Pennsylvania. Highlighted projects include $1,600,000 for the reconstruction of the northern seawall on East Dobbins Landing, $350,000 toward a new mobile crane and $90,000 for a road salt pad expansion at the terminal. The most recent investments were made possible through PennDOT’s Multimodal Transportation Fund.
Freight is an important economic generator for any region. Moving freight by truck, rail, and waterway allows businesses to accept raw materials for production and get finished products to customers. Quick and efficient transport of freight is the backbone of many local, regional, state, and national economies.
“Erie’s port plays an important role in the state’s commerce and goods movement,” Department of Transportation Secretary Leslie S. Richards said. “This is another example of how transportation investment supports jobs and stimulates local economies.”
The economic impacts generated by marine cargo activity in Erie, including U.S. domestic commerce, Canadian domestic commerce, and international traffic include industry, supported 757 jobs. Additionally, the direct business revenue associated with marine activity in Erie exceeds $63.6 million, $49.6 million in direct and indirect wages and generation of state taxes in the amount of $5.1 million annually as outlined in the July 2018 Economic Impact Study commissioned by the Erie Western PA Port Authority.
Port of Erie Economic Impacts Study Results Released
Supports Over 757 Jobs & Contributes $90.8 Million in Economic Activity
Washington, DC (September 12, 2018) – The Great Lakes Seaway Partnership announces the release of Economic Impacts of the Port of Erie, a report documenting the many contributions made by the Erie-Western Pennsylvania Port Authority and Great Lakes Seaway Shipping to the City of Erie, Erie County, State of Pennsylvania and Great Lakes region.
The study reports that in 2017 the Port of Erie and maritime commerce supported:
- 757 jobs
- $90.8 million in economic activity
- $49.6 million in personal income and local consumption expenditures
- $19.2 million in federal and state tax revenue
“This report demonstrates the significant impact that the maritime industry has on our region,” says Brenda A. Sandberg, Executive Director, Port of Erie. “We are proud to have served Erie for close to 50 years; supporting industrial, commercial and recreational opportunities. With over $90.8 million in annual economic activity, we will continue to serve as a powerful economic engine for Erie and the State of Pennsylvania in the future.”
2018 CMI Shipment At Port Of Erie
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2018 DOCKAGE AVAILABLE FOR BOATS SLIPS! Contact the Port Authority office at (814)455-7557 for more info.
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Wolverine Park Marina
The Wolverine Park Marina is designed specifically for boaters who desire to rent dock space for short stays in Erie. Forty slips are available in the marina’s sheltered dockage. Group rates and Boat US discounts available. Visit our website at https://www.lakeshoretowing.com/wolverine-park-marina/.
Where is it?
Wolverine Park Marina is located at the corner of the Bayfront Parkway and State Street. Visiting boaters will be within walking distance of boat repairs and service stations, downtown Erie, the Maritime Museum and Brig Niagara, Dobbins Landing and numerous restaurants/taverns. Please call 814-874-0698