Ports and the Southeast: Delivering the Goods
The Southeast, with its long and accessible coastline, is home to some of the nation's busiest ports. Economy Matters takes you on a tour of nine of the region's biggest.
Seaborne commerce has been a linchpin of the southeastern economy for centuries. Today, the region's ports remain indispensable to the U.S. economy, serving as major conduits for all manner of imports and exports. Everything from ammonia to autos passes into and out of these ports, generating thousands of jobs and billions of dollars in economic impact. In this feature, you can observe their impressive diversity of purpose and their significance to economies the world over.
Click on a port city on the map below to view information about that port.
Photo courtesy of the Port of Jacksonville
Photo courtesy of the Port of Savannah
Photo courtesy of the Port of Brunswick
Photo courtesy of the Port of Pascagoula
Photo courtesy of the Port of Everglades
Research by Sarah Arteaga, Regional Economic Information director at the Atlanta Fed's Jacksonville Branch. Graphic design by Peter Hamilton and data visualization by Mike Zavarello, both in the Atlanta Fed's public affairs department.