Ports Project Statement

The Ports Project is a community-based research project that will involve UNF faculty and students in the study of and reporting on all aspects of the Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT) enterprise, and port economies. 

The project has multiple objectives: 

  • To deepen student learning through the application of disciplinary and professional knowledge in authentic community settings;
  • To build a multidisciplinary research team with the intellectual capital required to fully understand and effectively study the multifaceted impact of the Jaxport enterprise;
  • For students and faculty to engage with and learn from the community on an issue of major importance to the city and region; and
  •  For UNF to make a positive contribution in shaping the ongoing and future socio-economic development of the region.  

Current Developments