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June 2007

Containers Full of Jobs

The La Quinta Trade Gateway project, which would give Texas a second major port for container ships, could create nearly 15,000 jobs within 20 years.

Potential Annual Economic Impact of the La Quinta Trade Gateway

 

Impacts Year of
Operation
Year of
Operation
Year of
Operation
  1 10 20
Jobs
  Direct 337 3,164 8,217
  Indirect 271 2,589 6,753
Total Jobs 608 5,753 14,970
State/Local
Taxes (in millions)
$2.9 $27.2 $70.7

Source: American Association of Port Authorities, www.aapa-ports.org

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