The Little Rock Port Authority has been awarded a $570,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and FEMA to upgrade its security camera system throughout the port area.
These funds will allow the port to improve safety for the roughly 7,000 individuals who work at businesses located at the port.
Port officials said this latest grant brings total local, state and federal grants received by the port authority to nearly $10 million since 2015.
“City, county, state and federal money have all gone into building the Port of Little Rock,” said Bryan Day, executive director of the Little Rock Port Authority.
“We hope Congress will continue to invest heavily in port and rail infrastructure spending so that we can continue to add value to central Arkansas. The return on the public’s investment is great—a 2020 study on the 5-year impact of spending in the port estimated an overall economic impact of one billion dollars, with a $462 million impact on GDP, $269 million on labor incomes, and a $367 million impact on taxes,” he added.