Port clears major hurdle to dredging

Published: Thursday, November 21, 2013 at 09:45 AM.

“We are working very hard at achieving our schedule,” Pitts said.

A cost –benefit study, to be performed by the Haas Institute out of the University of West Florida, is also underway, said Port Authority chair Leonard Costin.

That study is aimed at demonstrating the value of investing in the development of the Port of Port St. Joe, an important piece for the lobbying of state officials – who have from the governor down emphasized a return on investment gauge – during the coming legislative session.

“I see things coming together,” Costin said. “You can’t overstate the importance”  of the Corps of Engineers’ decision.


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