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The University of Texas at Austin

Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs

State Programs for Financing Port Development

State Programs for Financing Port Development

Project directed by Leigh B. Boske

This book provides a detailed description of state programs for port development. Using nine case studies that cover a spectrum of funding levels, the book provides a "menu" from which policymakers can select the types of financial assistance that would be most advantageous and appropriate for making infrastructure improvements and for marketing port activities.

The case studies include complete descriptions of the port development programs in California, Florida, Louisiana, Minnesota, and Oregon. Each case study provides background information, program specifics such as funding infrastructure improvement, equipment purchases, and dredging for new commercial navigation facilities, and a final section that outlines the lessons to be drawn. In addition, copies of the authorizing legislation for each program are included as appendixes, and a point of contact for each program has been listed for further information.

This report is a continuation of two previous LBJ School studies: The Texas Seaport and Inland Waterway System and Port-Related State Programs and Federal Legislative Issues.

Special Project Reports Series
1997 / 8.5" x 11" / 298 pp.
ISBN-10: 0-89940-905-9


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