Howdy Partners! Ports-to-Plains

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Howdy Partners!: Updates from Ports-to-Plains Alliance Partners
Duffy Hinkle, Vice President of Membership & Marketing, Ports-to-Plains Alliance

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Howdy Partners! Ports-to-Plains

  1. 1. ‘IT TAKES TRUE GRIT’14th Annual Ports-to-Plains Alliance Conference San Angelo, Texas October 19-21, 2011
  2. 2. ‘IT TAKES TRUE GRIT’
  3. 3. ‘IT TAKES TRUE GRIT’‘IT TAKES TRUE GRIT’
  4. 4. ‘IT TAKES Bertsch – GRIT’ TX John TRUE Plainview, Tom Martin – Lubbock, TX Brad Bekkedahl – Williston, ND BOARD OF DIRECTORS Todd McKee – Lubbock, TX ‘TRUE GRIT’ Dwain Morrison – San Angelo, TX Bill Crooker – Big Spring, TX Beverly Haggard – Lamar, CO John Friess – Sonora, TX Gil Cisneros – Denver, COChairman Vice Chairman Secretary Treasurer Justin Bennett – Des Moines, NM Len Mitzel – Medicine Hat, AB, CA Buzz David – Amarillo, TX Dave Nix – Lamesa, TX Milton Pax – Dumas, TX Gaynelle Riffe – Stratford, TX Sid Cauthorn – Del Rio, TX Penny Peryatel – Raton, NM Chris Cornell – San Angelo, TX Travis Hiner – Scottsbluff, NE Steve Burgess – Limon, CO Board Members
  5. 5. ‘IT TAKES TRUE GRIT’Province of Alberta
  6. 6. Tijuana Mexicali ‘IT TAKES TRUE GRIT’ Dallas Nogales Ciudad Juárez To Ports to Plains Houston San Antonio Del Rio Hermosillo Chihuahua Piedras Negras Allende Nuevo Laredo Monclova San Pedro Matamoros Saltillo Monterrey Culiacán Torreón La Paz Durango Cd.Victoria Mazatlán Zacatecas Cancún SLP Tampico Ags Progreso Tuxpan Mérida Tepic Querétaro Guadalajara Campeche Jalapa Colima Toluca D.F. Veracruz Manzanillo Morelia D.F. Chetumal Puebla Villa Hermosa Cuernavaca Lázaro Cárdenas Chilpancingo Oaxaca Acapulco Tuxtla Gutiérrez Salina Cruz Ciudad Hidalgo Texas Tech University 6
  7. 7. ‘IT TAKES TRUE GRIT’6 of the Top 10 Ag Producing States in the Nation
  8. 8. ‘IT TAKES TRUE GRIT’ Oil and Gas Corridor8 of the top 10 oil producing states5 of the top 6 natural gas producing states
  9. 9. ‘IT TAKES TRUE GRIT’ 8 of the top 10 Wind Power States10 of the top 15 states for wind energy capacity
  10. 10. ‘IT TAKES TRUE GRIT’
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  16. 16. ‘IT TAKES TRUE GRIT’BOISE CITY, OKLAHOMA RELIEF ROUTE NOW OPEN
  17. 17. ‘IT TAKES TRUE GRIT’ RECENT ACCOMPLISHMENTS Reliever Route in Boise City, Oklahoma Dumas, Texas U.S. 87 Overpass Four-lane divided highway through the entire corridor in New Mexico completed late winter/early spring
  18. 18. ‘IT TAKES TRUE GRIT’ CURRENT PROJECTS UNDER CONSTRUCTION Texas – Oklahoma – Colorado - New Mexico Texas has $121.8 million of current expansion and reliever projects under construction; a part of $282 million in current expenditures by TXDOT along the corridor. $8.1 million currently under construction in Oklahoma $65 million currently under construction in Colorado $28 million currently under construction in New Mexico
  19. 19. ‘IT TAKES TRUE GRIT’ “We are excited to see this many projects move forward and we appreciate the Texas Transportation Commission seeing the importance of Ports-to-Plains to West Texas.” - Michael Reeves, Ports-to-Plains PresidentSEPT. 29, 2011TEXAS TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION APPROVES MORE THAN $230 MILLION IN PORTS-TO-PLAINS PROJECTS
  20. 20. ‘IT TAKES TRUE GRIT’Federal Advocacy
  21. 21. CONGRESSIONAL CAUCUS ‘IT TAKES TRUE GRIT’
  22. 22. ‘IT TAKES TRUE GRIT’KEYSTONE XL PIPELINE
  23. 23. ‘IT TAKES TRUE GRIT’ New Initiatives Southern Ports-to-Plains Trade Task Force organized by City of San Angelo leadership Implementation of Ports-to-Plains Webinars to keep members informed Assisting Texas Tech, University of New Mexico and South Dakota School of Mines & Technology in the development of an application for the Ports-to-Plains Corridor University Transportation Center.
  24. 24. ‘IT TAKES TRUE GRIT’
  25. 25. ‘IT TAKES TRUE GRIT’A MAN WITH TRUE GRITBuilding a 2300-mile economic development corridor takes TRUE GRIT… And We’ve Got It.
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