Port of Baltimore Stakeholders

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April 16, 2018

Dear Subscriber,

Dear Port of Baltimore Stakeholder: 

About every three or four years the Maryland Port Administration (MPA) conducts an Economic Impact study of the Port of Baltimore's cruise, cargo and vessel operations. This assessment measures the impacts in terms of jobs, business revenue, and taxes generated due to seaport-related activities and real estate operations. The final report will be used to inform the public and elected officials about the Port's economic contributions to the local economy. This is very useful for obtaining state support (funding) for the MPA's dredging program, future seaport development, and landside access to terminals. 

In order to develop an accurate measure of the Port's local economic impacts, the MPA has retained Martin Associates of Lancaster, Pennsylvania to survey local businesses that are directly dependent on the Port's activities, including industry sectors such as: private terminals, manufacturers, steamship lines, agents, terminal operators, stevedores, railroads and trucking companies, warehouse operators, chandlers, surveyors, and government agencies, etc. Martin Associates will be contacting you soon. 

The information Martin Associates gathers will be held in strict confidentiality, and will only be shared in aggregate form - NO COMPANY OR INDIVIDUAL-SPECIFIC DATA will be provided to the MPA or any other party by Martin Associates. 

If you have any questions regarding the economic impact study or if you have not yet been surveyed, please contact my Director for Planning, Jim Dwyer at (410) 385-4469 or jdwyer@marylandports.com. You may also contact Elizabeth Martin Payne at Martin Associates directly at (717) 295-2428. 

I thank you in advance for your cooperation and assistance with this important effort.


James J. White