Ogdensburg Bridge & Port Authority – Port Improvements Project
At a Glance
St. Lawrence County IDA , Local Development Corporation , Civic Development Corporation
The Ogdensburg Bridge & Port Authority has requested assistance in addressing a $630,000 shortfall in project funding for the Port of Ogdensburg Access Road. A reallocation of $450,000 from a reimbursable ESD Regional Council incentive award is pending, leaving a funding gap of $182,000.
This project will enable the Port of Ogdensburg to handle a May 2012 cargo project destined for the North Country. The cargo project is anticipated to create seventy longshoremen jobs at up to $38 per hour with a three-to-one multiplier, generate ten ships at the Port of Ogdensburg, in excess of two hundred inbound railcars, over one thousand outbound trucks, and will provide substantial economic benefits for the region.
The May 2012 cargo project cannot occur without the construction of the Port of Ogdensburg Access Road.