Indiana Ports facilitate 60,000 Hoosier jobs and $7.8B (billion) per year to Indiana’s economy. Indiana ports are among the top inland ports in the nation in terms of tonnage and economic impact.
Check out this 8-minute video about the Indiana Ports, and specifically, the port at Mt. Vernon.
I realize that this post might only appeal to economic development geeks, but everyone should be aware of how large economic factors and logistics contribute to the general financial health of the state and to local businesses.