Economic Benefit of Navigation. Alabama Water Resources Conference Phillip Mixon. “Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please .” “Climate is what we expect, weather is what we get .” Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain). Introduction.
Economic Benefit of Navigation
Alabama Water Resources Conference
“Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please.”
“Climate is what we expect, weather is what we get.”
Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain)
Jobs, Jobs, Jobs
Reduced Shipping Costs
The vast majority of employers that utilize the waterways of Alabama and specifically the ACF employ more than 250 people.
The average compensation (salary and benefits) of these employees is significantly higher the average for the surrounding area.
Navigation can be a driving force of the economy of a region and the nation.
Many products shipped on inland waterways are exported to ports aboard.
Counties with a developed inland waterway tend to higher growth figures and tend to be more resistant to negative economic situations.
In the environment, every victory is temporary, every defeat permanent. Thomas Jefferson