Regional planning council expresses support for port

Published: Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 09:43 AM.

The resolution details the financial, marketing and capital outlay infrastructure in place to promote and develop the port.

The ARPC highlights St. Joe’s promotion and marketing of the port, and its strategic positioning in global exporting and importing markets, to national and international companies.

St. Joe has engaged one of the top infrastructure investment teams in the hemisphere in the Bank of Montreal, which is marketing the across a variety of platforms in the private sector.

The ARPC also highlights the infrastructure amenities, including bulkheads of 1,900 linear feet at the ship channel turning basin and 900 feet along the Gulf County Canal.

The Port of Port St. Joe is also one of the closest and most accessible deepwater ports to the Panama Canal, the expansion of which will be completed in 2015.

With 260 acres of property adjacent to the bulkheads and 5,000 surrounding acres for additional business development and expansion, the port is also poised for growth.,

Located 21 miles from the Apalachicola Regional Airport and 57 miles from the recently-opened Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport, and with direct access to the Intercoastal Waterway which serves as a navigable inland waterway of 1.050 miles from Carrabelle to Brownville, TX and provides access to the inland river system to locations such as Chicago, Pittsburgh, Memphis, Tulsa and other major U.S. cities, the port is a true regional gateway.

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