The Little Rock Port Authority's board has adopted a resolution supporting the development of a sustainable port.
The resolution adopted on Wednesday directs the port's staff to work with others to implement strategies, plans, processes and practices necessary to achieve and maintain a sustainable operation at the Port of Little Rock.
Chris Mathews, chairman the Port Authority's board, says sustainability is a major factor in economic development. Mathews says the authority's board will focus on building a place that industry and the community will be proud of and will thrive for future generations.
The Port of Little Rock was established in 1959 by state-enabling legislation. The city of Little Rock's Board of Directors and citizens then approved a bond issue to buy the original land for the port's industrial park.