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Illinois rivers helped feed economic growth in state

Illinois rivers helped feed economic growth in state
April 23, 2018 Evan Glantz
St. Louis Region Barge Freight Traffic

This story was originally published in the Belleville News-Democrat on April 22, 2018.


By Joseph Bustos | Belleville News-Democrat


“…In 2015, 35 million tons of goods moved on the Mississippi River through the St. Louis area, according to data provided by the St. Louis Regional Freightway, the authority for freight operations in the St. Louis metropolitan area.

The St. Louis Regional Freightway is promoting the Mississippi River between Illinois and Missouri as the “Ag Coast.” Ports in the St. Louis area are the northernmost ice-free and lock-free access ports to and from the Gulf of Mexico…”

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