Panama Canal expansion could have economic impact on Western Kentucky

June 26, 2016 By Tom Martin
Lexington Herald Leader

Jonathan Miller, former state treasurer and a principal of CivicPoint, the public affairs affiliate of the law firm Frost Brown Todd, is working to determine what economic implications the expansion of the Panama Canal could have for Western Kentucky.

Four Western Kentucky river counties — Ballard, Carlisle, Hickman, and Fulton — are working on a strategy to harness those implications in ways that could bring big change to the region.

The canal expansion — scheduled to open June 26 — will create a new lane of traffic through the construction of a new set of locks, doubling the waterway’s capacity

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