Port of Oswego supports $26.7 million in economic activity, over 209 jobs

The Great Lakes Seaway Partnership released Economic Impacts of the Port of Oswego, a report documenting the many contributions made by the port and Great Lakes/Seaway shipping to the City of Oswego, Oswego County, State of New York and Great Lakes region.

The study reports that in 2017, the Port of Oswego and maritime commerce supported:

  • 209 jobs
  • $26.7 million in economic activity
  • $13.8 million in personal income and local consumption expenditures
  • $5.8 million in federal and state tax revenue

“As the first U.S. port of call and deepwater port on the Great Lakes from the St. Lawrence Seaway, we are accessible from any international port in the world,” said William Scriber, Acting Executive Director, Port of Oswego. “That’s why we are one of the most productive ports in North America, with more than 1 million tons of cargo moving through the port on an annual basis. This report reinforces the economic impact that our port has globally and more importantly, locally here in Oswego and the great State of New York.”

“The significant economic activity of the Port of Oswego is proof positive that the port remains a catalyst for the Central New York economy,” said U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer. “I will continue to work side-by-side with the Port of Oswego officials to ensure they have the resources needed to continue to grow for years to come.”

Maritime Editorial