News conference: Grant for Port study is ‘catch’ for UW-Green Bay
UW-Green Bay hosted a news conference at Lambeau Cottage Dec. 2 to announce receipt of a $55,000 grant to explore plans that could result in increased cargo shipping through the Port of Green Bay.
Interim Provost and Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs Bill Laatsch — in describing the project for media and campus and community members in attendance, deftly caught a globe tossed by a colleague from the back of the room. The geography professor then used it to trace global trade patterns that put Green Bay and its harbor at the center of what could be a flurry of future growth.
The county executive, Green Bay’s mayor and its chamber of commerce president also spoke at the news conference, praising UW-Green Bay for taking the lead in conducting the feasibility study. Academic dean Fritz Erickson served as host for the event.
Read the full news release detailing the research grant and economic development issues related to Green Bay’s shipping industry.