Jobs in Virginia’s Fourth District: The Shipping, Transport, and Transportation IndustryPosted by Randy | May 02, 2012
Transportation and infrastructure projects create thousands of jobs across America and encourage the free flow of goods and products that help support our local economies. In fact, transportation and roadway projects employ 21,000 individuals in Virginia. The Port of Virginia, which currently ranks as the third largest container port on the East Coast, is one of the largest drivers of the Hampton Roads and Virginia economies, contributing to 343,000 jobs throughout the state.
Virginia’s Ports. I supported the passage of three new Free Trade Agreements with South Korea, Columbia, and Panama, as well as the reauthorization of the Generalized System of Preferences. These agreements mean millions of dollars in new exports from the Commonwealth of Virginia and will strengthen Virginia’s vital ports, shipping, and transport industries.
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