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The purpose of this report is to reassess the economic value that the Gulf-Atlantic Waterway will have on Duval county. This will show the direct relationship on the Port and the indirect benefits to other segments in our economy. This is needed for three reasons: 1. The last economic study was completed by the Corps of Engineers with the assistance of Arthur D. Little, Inc., a national consulting firm, in 1962. So, it has been almost twelve years since an economic report has been started from scratch. 2. The economic reports in the past have been mainly concerned with cost/benefit, and not the total economic effect of the project. 3. The Jacksonville Area Chamber of Commerce has supported this project continually over forty years. Therefore, in order to evaluate the time and money being spent on this waterway project by the Chamber, a new economic study was necessary. -