Logistics companies and economic developers want to study the local logistics industry so they can band together to better advocate for the sector and forge collaborations.
A 2011 Business Leaders for Michigan report on the logistics industry posits that the state could generate up to 60,000 new jobs and $10 billion in economic development over 25 years if both the public and private sector could fully leverage all the available assets.
This means investing in multimodal transportation hubs, international trade routes, bolstering port infrastructure and air travel capacity, improving road conditions and a number of other costly investments. The upshot, according to the report, is that the state’s strategic location, skilled workforce and current infrastructure provide the foundational elements to unlock more growth in the state.
To fully achieve the vision set out in the report, the public and private sector will need to collaborate, as well as get a better picture of the logistics industry in Michigan... Keep Reading…
Article Source: : SC-Logistics