Officials from the City of Dayton and Liberty County were joined by U.S. Congressman Brian Babin and others for a groundbreaking ceremony for Gulf Inland Logistics Park. Dayton Mayor Caroline Wadzeck started the ceremony by welcoming CMC Railroad for their partnership and thanking everyone involved in making the project happen before introducing Babin. The congressman spoke about the growth of the area and how the new Gulf Inland Park will bring thousands of jobs and millions of dollars to the area.
“Gulf Inland will play a major role in Dayton’s and the national economy for many, many years to come,” said Babin.
Dayton City Manager Theo Melancon then thanked Babin, the Dayton City Council for allowing the grant application, CMC Railroad for their contributions and all of the City of Dayton staff for their hard work in making the project happen.
Marcus Goering of CMC Railroad then spoke to the audience and thanked everyone who was involved in the project for their support. Goering expressed his excitement for Dayton’s growth and potential for future projects.
Gulf Inland Park will be located on Highway 90 and will have direct access to Highway 146 and the Grand Parkway. It will also allow access to two Class I rail carriers, BNSF Railway and Union Pacific Railroad.