The port of Miami has played a huge role on its economy since the early 1900's. The port was technically made by Mother Nature after a hurricane came through and cut the southern tip and made it into what is now known as Fisher Island, which is owned by the government. The port over the year has added much infrastructure to build it to what it is today and has dredged many miles of channel to accommodate the huge ships and large amount of traffic. This being said; has brought many of job opportunities into the area for all different departments, including international jobs. Money has been sunk into the port but has been affluent enough over the years to have an 18 billion dollar economic impact. The 25 year master plan will certainly bump this number up and expand the opportunity for jobs even more.