ROUND-UP: Governor Wolf Announces Strategic Plan for Port of Philadelphia
November 05, 2015
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced his strategic plan for sustained management, maintenance, and development of the Port of Philadelphia. The governor emphasized his key priorities of investing in infrastructure, creating jobs, and keeping Pennsylvania economically competitive. A major portion of his plan includes a goal of developing the Southport Marine Terminal Complex by 2017, creating an estimated 590 to 3,720 new jobs.
Check out some of the coverage of the announcement below:
Philadelphia Inquirer: Gov. Wolf hopes development of Navy Yard’s Southport section starts in 2017
“The governor said he is committed to continuing to provide state resources and investment in the port. He said he has commissioned a multiyear study by experts advising on how to make the port better. “We need to make investments, but we need to make investments that are wise,” Wolf said… “I want to see what the free market and private sector feel is a good investment to make,” the governor said.” [Inquirer, 11/5/15]
6abc: Upgrade Planned For Port Of Philadelphia
“Dirt and patches of grass cover a mostly unused land on a corner of the Port of Philadelphia. The South Port Development project is about to finally get a purpose. “I want this to be a place that creates good jobs. I want this to be a place to get the economy of Southeastern Pennsylvania moving even faster than it is right now. I’m willing to wait and see what the best offer is,” Wolf said.” [6abc, 11/4/2015]
CBS3: Gov. Wolf Visits Southport Marine Terminal To Discuss Economic Growth In Phila.
“Governor Wolf says he’s committed to getting the most out of the port, and the state is prepared to make significant investments going forward, which includes the development of Southport Marine Terminal at the Navy Yard. “This is a great place to do business. Philadelphia is a great port. We have a great workforce here. And this ought to be a source of continued growth, not just double digit growth for a few years, but forever”… A new board and chairman have been selected to oversee the Philadelphia Port Authority. Wolf believes the jobs added here will build a solid foundation for a strong economy.” [CBS3, 11/4/15]
Philly Voice: Gov. Wolf announces plan to develop Port of Philadelphia
“The governor announced the addition of seven new board members to the Philadelphia Port Authority, including union leader John Dougherty, and that PennDOT will be conducting a study to determine the economic viability of the port. “Our port has a strategic location on the East Coast, but its infrastructure is rapidly aging,” Wolf said… “I am committed to ensuring the commonwealth is a strong partner with the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority so that this vital resource remains competitive on a global scale.”” [Philly Voice, 11/4/15]
NBC10: Plans to expand Port of Philadelphia
“Governor Tom Wolf announced Wednesday a plan to develop the Port of Philadelphia, creating more jobs for the area. Wolf says his goal is to develop the Southport Terminal and the plan to have the project under development by 2017.” [NBC10, 11/5/15]
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