Illinois' Inland Waterways: A Crucial Economic Engine

Mar 12, 2024  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Locks and Dams

Illinois proudly hosts 1,100 miles of navigable inland waterways, facilitating the movement of over 70 million tons of freight valued at $17.9 billion annually. The pivotal commodities transported and industries supported play a vital role in our nation's infrastructure. Dive into the comprehensive economic analysis of Illinois' inland waterways in the updated state waterways profile crafted by Cambridge Systematics. Proudly sponsored by Waterways Council, Inc. and the National Waterways Foundation. Click for pdf version.


Infographic of Illinois' impact of waterways


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