As Port of New Orleans thrives, Baton Rouge and elsewhere will see benefits

The port of New Orleans was the reason that Thomas Jefferson wanted Louisiana a couple of centuries ago, and since the famous land deal of the early 19th-century America has benefited enormously. But the Port of New Orleans — capital P — is also a continuing and tremendous contributor to the economic health of both the state and the nation. All are aware of the immense amount of shipping of goods down the Mississippi River and importing the same from around the world. The port is also a significant contributor to tourism. The Port of New Orleans set a record for cruise ship passengers in 2018, with more than 1 million travelers. Baton Rouge Advocate

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Author: Matthew Randle