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More than a physical highway, the Ports-to-Plains Corridor ushers hundreds of thousands of travelers into Corridor communities, not only boosting local economies, but also increasing and enhancing businesses located along the nine-state route.

Hotels, restaurants, gas stations, outlet malls, office parks, theme parks, convention centers and sporting venues are all examples of businesses that directly benefit from strong infrastructure.

Without strong roads, businesses in both small towns and large cities along the Corridor will continue to see more congestion, resulting in fewer travelers, unsafe roadways and expensive wear and tear, such as broken water lines and power outages.

Infrastructure gaps not only affect how many travelers are spending money within your community, but also directly impact the expendable income of those who live there. According to a report by the American Society for Civil Engineers, continued underinvestment in our highways will cost each U.S. family approximately $3,400 a year over the next decade.

The Ports-to-Plains Alliance is committed to improving transportation infrastructure and, in turn, improving the economic and business interests that are the lifeblood of the Ports-to-Plains region.

Over the past two decades, Alliance members have raised nearly two billion dollars in federal and state funding for road improvements in the Ports-to-Plains region, while helping member businesses that utilize the Corridor grow and thrive.

As a member of the Ports-to-Plains Alliance, you will benefit from:
  • Better roads to attract travelers to your community / business
  • Safe passage for tourists, shoppers and other visitors
  • Legislative strength on the federal and state level in the form of face-to-face meetings, letters of support for your projects and collaboration with legislators on transportation funding matters
  • Shared knowledge, experience and education among other Alliance members
  • Collaborative economic development outreach
  • Regional, national and international exposure
  • Leveraged marketing resources
There is simply no way to keep our communities economically healthy if we let our highways fall behind. The absence of a strong Ports-to-Plains Alliance will result in a number of negative effects, including:

  • Fewer construction projects throughout the Ports-To-Plains Corridor
  • Higher costs for shipping, receiving and buying product
  • Higher costs for services due to increased travel time for service
  • Increased cost of goods in stores and a decline in retail demand
  • Decreased pay for employees and increased layoffs
  • Increased travel time due to poor roadway conditions and unusable bridges
As a member of the Ports-to-Plains Alliance, you will help ensure a path to building a truly strong and sustainable transportation system that improves business, economic sustainability, quality of life and mobility.

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