Nearly half a million jobs, directly and indirectly, are created through operations in the port of New York and New Jersey. And these jobs are not solely located at the port. Tens of thousands of jobs require workers in a multitude of private and public sector jobs, stretching across our region and out over the nation. Among these jobs are included those related to water transportation, wholesaling and warehousing, banking, insurance, freight forwarding, and federal, state and local government. And the number of jobs is growing.