The Waukegan Port District (WPD) in collaboration with Lake County Partners and the Lake County Municipal League (LCML) has initiated a collaborative process to explore financing solutions and build consensus around a plan to fund the required capital improvements to the Waukegan National Airport and the Waukegan Harbor.
The Lake County Port Investment Task Force, an eleven-member-group made up of local leaders and stakeholders, is exploring solutions that ensure the long-term success of these important assets. The group convened in September 2019. They will meet over the following months and submit recommendations in early 2020.
This $150 million infrastructure investment is needed to continue and grow operations for both of these critical transportation assets. This proposed investment is estimated to return $312 million annually in regional economic benefits and create nearly 1,400 permanent jobs. View Port Investment Fact Sheet for more information.