Joe Kiely, Vice President of Operations for Ports-to-Plains Alliance, provided a joint session of the Colorado Senate and House transportation committees with an in-depth presentation on the Port-to-Plains Alliance and its role in Colorado. Ports-to-Plains is a grassroots alliance of communities and businesses whose mission is to advocate for a robust transportation infrastructure to promote economic security and prosperity throughout North America’s energy and agricultural heartland.
The Port-to-Plains transportation corridor spans from Mexico through America’s heartland to Canada.
A primary purpose of the Ports-to-Plains corridor is to ensure the safe, consistent delivery of products and services that are critical to our quality of life. That includes:
- Filling your favorite store shelves
- Getting products to you at the right time and place
- Exporting manufactured goods
- Moving components for traditional and renewable energies
- Transporting the agriculture economy
- Bringing tourists to Colorado
Transportation and logistics in 2012 boosted the economy with employment, wages and businesses:
- 188,644 Employees
- $65,875 Average Wage
- 16,346 Companies
To learn more about Ports-to-Plains visit www.portstoplains.com.