Year in Review: Port of call

Published: Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 09:52 AM.

In turn, the Port Authority received the grant funds and embarked on the formal work to submit a dredge permit application to state and federal agencies by early summer.

And a study to analyze a potential return on investment from a developed and operational port was underway to put before state legislators during the 2014 session of the Florida Legislature.

The timeline is critical for the Port of Port St. Joe.

Those LOIs hinge on a path that will bring dredging of the ship channel by the end of 2014.

That path in significant measure hinges on the approval of the dredge permit application this year and, most importantly, an appropriation of public dollars to dredge.

As positive as the developments of 2013 were for the Port of Port St. Joe, 2014 looms large in the future of job creation and economic development of an entire region.

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