Wisconsin Commercial Ports Initiative

Timeline subject to changes.

Main

Already accomplished

10/29/2013 - 10/30/2013

1) Conducted policy and program review of peer states
2) Conduct baseline assessment of Mississippi River ports

Infrastructure & Market Baselines

October 30, 2013 - January 3, 2014

Develop infrastructure and market baselines for all commercial ports.

Phone Interviews & Industry Visits

11/17/2013 - 02/15/2014

Conduct phone interviews and industry visits to identify stakeholders and market project.

Port Sampling

01/12/2014 - 02/22/2014

Visit and interview strategic sample of ports

Develop Stakeholder Team

01/12/2014 - 02/01/2014

Coordination with Agencies on Status

01/30/2014 - 07/31/2014

Coordinate and communicate with agencies and industry on project status.

Stakeholder Forum

02/02/2014 - 02/15/2014

Hold stakeholder forum to identify opportunities and create agenda.

Create Draft Baseline Report

02/16/2014 - 02/28/2014

Create Working Groups

02/16/2014 - 02/28/2014

Create stakeholder and agency working groups to define and develop strategies.

Incorporation of Review with Strategies

03/01/2014 - 03/31/2014

Incorporate policy and program review with port/marine development context and strategies.

Create Report & Presentation

03/01/2014 - 04/30/2014

Create report and presentation to document process and strategies for agency, industry and stakeholder audiences.

Stakeholder Meeting

03/02/2014 - 03/08/2014

Organize Stakeholder meeting for stakeholders to present, discuss, evaluate and prioritize development strategies.

Submit Draft Final Report

05/01/2014 - 07/31/2014

Support Initiatives: Marketing, Networks, Performance Metrics

05/01/2014 - 07/31/2014

Support Initiatives through development of marketing materials, identification and development of networks and development of performance metrics.

Edit & Complete Final Report

08/01/2014 - 08/31/2014

Provide Presentations for Agencies/Ports

09/01/2014 - 09/30/2014

Provide presentations and presentation ready materials for agencies and commercial ports

Provide Plan for Sustained Market Development

09/01/2014 - 09/30/2014

Provide plan for institutionalization and policy and program development that supports sustained market development.