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Upton, Huizenga ask USACE for dredging funding for Holland Harbor

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Washington, January 9, 2020 | Josh Paciorek (202-225-3761) | comments

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Reps. Fred Upton (MI-6) and Bill Huizenga (MI-2) sent a letter to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers asking them to include funding in their FY2020 work plan for dredging to properly maintain the infrastructure of the Holland Harbor, an important hub of commercial and economy activity.

“Holland Harbor is a vital part of West Michigan’s economy and is truly the lifeblood of our community. It is critically important that the necessary funds are prioritized so that the harbor can maintain its designed depth and width,” the members wrote.

The Holland Harbor is a deep draft commercial harbor and an important regional receiving port on the Great Lakes that transported 638,312 tons in 2018 with an estimated annual revenue of $117,080,669. By 2020, that value is expected to increase by an estimated $62 million.

Click here to read the full letter.

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