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Statewide Ports and Waterways Plan


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A new plan to keep Minnesota's marine freight moving

The Statewide Ports & Waterways Plan will shape the future of Minnesota's ports and waterways. See the fact sheet.

The plan:

  • Provides the ports and waterways system's historical development and current state
  • Describes the system's economic benefit and financial support, along with current and future opportunities and challenges
  • Presents several strategies designed to preserve and enhance Minnesota's ports and waterways system, in cooperation with each opportunity or challenge

Minnesota's marine freight system includes waterways, ports and locks.

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