MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin, which borders 1,017 miles of Lake Superior and Lake Michigan, is home to seven deep-draft commercial ports. Over one year, Wisconsin’s ports handle more than 42 million tons of inbound and outbound cargo annually. Thanks to President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal, Wisconsin will see millions of federal dollars dedicated to ensuring that Wisconsin’s ports are efficient – lowering costs for families and small businesses, reducing supply chain bottlenecks, and reducing poor air quality.


“President Biden’s infrastructure law is a boon for Wisconsin’s ports and the state’s economy,” said Democratic Party of Wisconsin Rapid Response Director Julia Hamelburg. “Thanks to millions in new federal investments, and a strong partnership with Gov. Evers, Democrats are ensuring Wisconsin’s shelves are stocked and our crops can get to market.”


Across the country, the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law will invest $17 billion in port infrastructure and waterways and an additional $25 billion in airports. These investments will address years of repair and maintenance backlogs, reduce congestion and emissions near our ports and airports, and drive clean-energy and low-carbon technologies.


Read more about how the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law will benefit Wisconsin’s ports here.

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