Timeline subject to changes.
1) Conducted policy and program review of peer states
2) Conduct baseline assessment of Mississippi River ports
Develop infrastructure and market baselines for all commercial ports.
Conduct phone interviews and industry visits to identify stakeholders and market project.
Visit and interview strategic sample of ports
Coordinate and communicate with agencies and industry on project status.
Hold stakeholder forum to identify opportunities and create agenda.
Create stakeholder and agency working groups to define and develop strategies.
Create report and presentation to document process and strategies for agency, industry and stakeholder audiences.
Incorporate policy and program review with port/marine development context and strategies.
Organize Stakeholder meeting for stakeholders to present, discuss, evaluate and prioritize development strategies.
Support Initiatives through development of marketing materials, identification and development of networks and development of performance metrics.
Provide plan for institutionalization and policy and program development that supports sustained market development.
Provide presentations and presentation ready materials for agencies and commercial ports