Economic Impact Study for Public Ports

Missouri has access to over 1,000 miles of the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers. These natural assets are a vital link to Missouri’s transportation chain. While public ports play an integral role in the transport of freight into and out of Missouri; it can be difficult to quantify the economic impacts ports bring to the state. Many ports rely on state or federal dollars to make infrastructure improvements, but it is difficult to secure these funds without this information. The objective of this project is to quantify the economic impacts of ports to the Missouri economy. Direct, indirect and induced impacts will be identified and quantified. The economic impact of funding port improvements will also be included in the analysis.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Past completion date but time extension granted for contract as of 1-1-2018


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $360255
  • Contract Numbers:


  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Missouri Department of Transportation

    1617 Missouri Boulevard
    P.O. Box 270
    Jefferson City, MO  United States  65102
  • Project Managers:

    Harper, Jennifer

  • Performing Organizations:

    Cambridge Systematics, Incorporated

    150 Cambridge Park Drive, Suite 4000
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02140-2369
  • Principal Investigators:

    Dowell, Paula

  • Start Date: 20161215
  • Expected Completion Date: 20180601
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01620463
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Missouri Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: TR201711
  • Files: RiP, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2017 3:43PM