By Debbie Z. Harwell
The success of the Houston Ship Channel and the Port of Houston is built on more than the determination of businessmen, however. Since its earliest days the city has acted as a magnet for people coming here to look for work, particularly in jobs associated with the ship channel and the burgeoning industries along its banks. Whether building the railroads to transport goods to and from the port, loading and unloading the ships that called here, or navigating vessels and barges along the waterway, the people—the Houston workforce—have made this economic engine successful.
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