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Federal grant received for Port of Green Bay project

Majority of the funding needed for Pulliam property redevelopment now secured

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November 3, 2022

GREEN BAY – Thanks to an additional $10.1 million ($10,134,800 to be exact) from the USDOT, Maritime Administration’s Port Infrastructure Development Program grant program, Port of Green Bay Director Dean Haen said the port has now secured a majority of the funding needed to transform the former Pulliam Power Plant property into a state-of-the-art port facility.

“This is great news for the Port and our regional economy,” Haen said. “This new port facility at the mouth of the Fox River will generate jobs and economic activity that will be transformational for Green Bay and Northeast Wisconsin.”

Other funding for the project includes: 
A $15 million Neighborhood Investment Fund grant, secured by Brown County.A $1.1 million Wisconsin Department of Transportation Harbor Assistance Program grant.A $1.3 million allocation by Brown County in 2022 American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds, as well as an additional $2.6 million in ARPA funds in 2023.
“We are grateful for all of the support in favor of this federal grant,” Haen said. “This is truly a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for port operations.”

Following the acquisition of the property, an engineering firm began working on the 40-acre port facility design, which includes: new dock walls, dredging, filling the old slip, stormwater management features, installation of bollards and crane pads, asphalt resurfacing, new roads and utilities, truck scales, construction of an office building and a repair and extension of a rail spur with the installation of three switches – all intended to allow for movement of bulk cargo.

“For Northeast Wisconsin to be economically viable into the future, we need to continuously leverage strategic assets to assure our competitiveness to bring in bulk commodities that support many industries and employ thousands of people,” Brown County Executive Troy Streckenbach said. “Once again, Brown County competitively secured $10 million by being united in our overall support of our Port of Green Bay.”

Haen said the design phase of the project is expected to be completed by the end of the year with construction beginning in 2023 and project completion in 2025.

GLC Minerals has already committed to buying 9.7 acres of the parcel to expand its operations. 

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