Recap of Event: Port of Little Rock Celebrates 50th Anniversary of McClellan – Kerr Navigation System
June 8, 2021: Arkansas Business (full link below)
Now is the right time to not only repair our infrastructure but invest in it for the future, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg said Monday afternoon during a panel to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the McClellan-Kerr Navigation System.
Day said the port is nearly 4,000 acres now and that companies there employ about 7,000 people.
“We need an aggressive infrastructure plan, but we also have to take care of what we have. We've seen that with the I-40 bridge on the current system,” Day said. “We know there are several hundred million dollars’ worth of critical, critical needs …”
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 4, 2021
Port of Little Rock Celebrates 50th Anniversary of McClellan – Kerr Navigation System
Public Program to Include Special Guest U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg
In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the McClellan-Kerr Navigation System, the Port of Little Rock is hosting a panel featuring special guests U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg, Mayor Frank Scott, Jr., and Port Executive Director Bryan Day.
Governor Asa Hutchinson will make opening remarks and Arkansas State Senator Clarke Tucker will moderate the panel.
This program will broadcast virtually and can be viewed at the Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce’s YouTube channel. Click here to view the program: https://bit.ly/3pke8W2.
U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg
Governor Asa Hutchinson
Port Executive Director Bryan Day
Senator Clarke Tucker
Little Rock Mayor Frank Scott, Jr.
CEO and President of the Little Rock Chamber of Commerce Jay Chesshir
Monday, June 7
2 – 3 p.m.
This program can be viewed at the Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce’s YouTube channel. Click here to view the program: https://bit.ly/3pke8W2.
About the Port of Little Rock
Established in 1959, the Port of Little Rock drives economic development by providing a world-class transportation hub that connects Arkansas to the global economy. Under the leadership of the Little Rock Port Authority, the Port is a unique intermodal transportation center featuring a 2,640-acre industrial park, two full-service river terminals, its own switching railroad and a slackwater harbor on the 448-mile McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System. The Port is designated as a U.S. Customs Point of Entry and Foreign Trade Zone 14.
Learn more about the Port of Little Rock at www.portoflittlerock.com.