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The Panama Canal + Port of Tampa = Good news for Pasco companies

October 1, 2012

The Panama Canal expansion is on track to be completed in 2014 and we've got the pictures to prove it! The Panama Canal will be doubling in size allowing huge ships to pass through the canal carrying as much as 15,000 cargo containers. What does this mean to Florida and specifically Tampa Bay? It's a game changer when it comes to economic development. Florida ports will likely benefit from the increase in traffic, and businesses in Tampa Bay are fortunate to have the largest seaport in Florida. [gallery link="file"] This week, the Tampa Port Authority announced its expansion project to build a Tampa Gateway Rail terminal, the first of its kind in Florida. Why is this so important? Overheard this week at the IEDC Conference in Houston:
For every $1 billion in exports shipped through seaports, 15,000 jobs are created.
The Panama Canal is making it easier for large containers to get to Florida. Tampa Bay is making it easier for your company to export with the Tampa Gateway Rail Terminal. And Pasco County is making it easier to do business in Tampa Bay by speeding up permitting, slashing transportation impact fees, and so much more. Let us help you expand your business here in Tampa Bay!  Call us: 813-926-0827.  
Jennifer Lachtara
Jennifer Lachtara
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