What is the relationship between JAMER and Port Bayside?
JAMER is one of the major users of Port Bayside. It should be noted that Port Bayside is a little known and largely invisible success story in the Charlotte County economy. The port is strategically located for future development potential, providing access to the northeastern United States (notably the New York area) under the favorable flagging/trading conditions of the ‘Jones Act’. The port is deep and does not require dredging to host ships of considerable size. Port Bayside has operated profitably since being acquired from the federal government in 1999 by a consortium comprised of the surrounding municipalities and local business interests, including an affiliate of JAMER.