Fox River Trail: Port of Green Bay's Economic Impact

 © Photographed March 25, 2014
Erected by Green Bay Chamber of Commerce Leadership Green Bay Program   
Green Bay, Brown County, Wisconsin
44° 30.05′ N, 88° 1.231′ W
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Port of Green Bay's
Economic Impact
A critical link . . .
in Wisconsin’s transportation system is the Port of Green Bay. It serves as a multi-modal distribution center connecting waterborne vessels with an extensive network of highways and railroads. The Port of Green Bay provides Northeast Wisconsin manufacturers a cost-effective way to receive raw materials from suppliers and to ship high-valued finished goods to customers.

Each year the Port of Green Bay transports more than 2 million metric tons of coal, limestone, cement, salt, pig iron, fuel oil, forest products, liquid asphalt and many other essential commodities valued at more than $300 million. The Port of Green Bay supports more than 700 jobs resulting in $27 million in personal income, and has an annual economic impact on the Green Bay area of between $75 million and $100 million. The 13 port businesses pay more than $5 million in local and state taxes.

The Port of Green Bay plays a vital role in providing Northeast Wisconsin with a natural competitive advantage for businesses to locate and prosper while paying good wages for families to live and thrive in our communities.
Port Tonnage
Coal 600,000 - 800,000 metric ton/year
Limestone 450,000 - 500,000 metric ton/year
Cement 300,000 - 400,000 metric ton/year
Salt 200,000 - 300,000 metric ton/yearFuel Oil 30,000 -- 75,000 metric ton/year
Liquid Asphalt 30,000 - 60,000 metric ton/year
Forest Products 30,000 - 60,000 metric ton/year
Pig Iron 15,000 - 30,000 metric ton/year
Tallow 15,000 - 30,000 metric ton/year
Other 15,000 - 30,000 metric ton/year
The marker is located on the east bank of the Fox River, on the Fox River Trail. The marker is accessible from the intersection of southbound South Madison Street and westbound Eliza Street, where both streets dead-end at the Fox River Trail, Green Bay, Wisconsin 54301.

Brown County: Port of Green Bay

Brown County: Port of Green Bay: History

Fox River Trail

Fox River State Recreational Trail

See also, Fox River Trail: Hazelwood and Marker 156: Hazelwood, also at this location, and Fox River Trail: The Little House with a Big History, very close to this location.

This marker is one in a series of 12 interpretative signs placed along the Fox River Trail from downtown Green Bay to the Village of Allouez. These signs feature topics related to the history of the Green Bay area associated with the Fox River and also focuses on the importance of the Port of Green Bay in our community. Click here for a list of all markers included in the series.

View of Fox River (looking north) from marker location

Same view August 23, 2013:

Port of Green Bay (to the right) and Hazelwood (to the left).

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