Port supports 8,000 jobs, generates $1.4 billion

Friday, September 07, 2018

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The Port of Duluth-Superior generated $1.4 billion in economic activity and supported 7,881 jobs last year, the Duluth Seaway Port Authority said Friday.

Handling 35 million short tons of cargo generated more than $504 million in  wages, salaries and purchases of goods and services in the regional economy,  a recent study determined. Cargo movement and vessel activity at the port  generated nearly $240 million in federal/state tax revenues.

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