APRIL 14, 2017

 

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Seeking input:  What businesses would you like to see at Centralia Station?

The Chronicle, April 13, 2017, The Chronicle

The Centralia-Chehalis Chamber of Commerce and Powell Development are seeking public input on what types of stores and businesses should go in at the Centralia Station development.

An input form can be completed online at goo.gl/n5WrbX. The form and additional information is also available at the chamber’s website, chamberway.com.

The Centralia Station project is a multi-million dollar shopping center to be located off of Mellen Street in south Centralia. The development will be anchored by a Fred Meyer. Aside from the 127,000-square-foot Fred Meyer, 30 to 40 additional storefronts ranging from 1,700 square feet to 17,000 square feet will be located in the center.

Read more here:  http://www.chronline.com/news/seeking-input-what-businesses-would-you-like-to-see-at/article_ccc02448-2070-11e7-a99f-07ee0ed5ba86.html

 

 

ENVIRONMENT/NATURAL RESOURCES

Port of Olympia receives Government Thurston Green Business of the Year award

Port of Olympia, April 13, 2017, Thurston Talk

The Port of Olympia was awarded the 2017 Government Thurston Green Business of the Year Award on Wednesday by the Thurston Chamber of Commerce Thurston Green Business Program.

The Port of Olympia has a unique opportunity to demonstrate leadership in environmental initiatives and programs. From implementing recycling in all our offices and installing low flow toilets at Swantown Marina, to working with partners on remediating Budd Inlet and developing a Tumwater Habitat Conservation Plan, the Port recognizes the importance of environmental stewardship. The Port of Olympia strives to in identify and implement environmentally responsible and sustainable practices in a manner that is consistent with the mission of connecting Thurston County to the world by land, air and sea.

Read more here:  https://www.thurstontalk.com/2017/04/13/port-olympia-thurston-green-business/

 

 

PEOPLE

Conley retires, port seeks replacement

Charles H. Featherstone, April 14, 2017, Columbia Basin Herald

The Port of Moses Lake is seeking a new commissioner following the resignation of longtime commission member Mike Conley.

“My wife said that it’s time for me to start having fun,” Conley told the Columbia Basin Herald from his new home in Sun City, Ariz. “She had major surgery and I need to get down here to be with her.”

Conley, 76, has served as commissioner for the Port of Moses Lake for more than nine years. Prior to that, he served as a commissioner for the Grant County Public Utility District, and has run both the ports of Warden and Royal. He has been commuting between Moses Lake and Sun City for a while now, and decided to finally retire after selling his in Moses Lake.

Read more here:  http://www.columbiabasinherald.com/article/20170414/ARTICLE/170419939

 

 

TECHNOLOGY

Two neighboring ports in the Pacific Northwest poised to link their fiber-optic networks

Elaine Williams, April 13, 2017, Government Technology

It took months of meetings and collaboration among eight entities, but the ports of Lewiston and Clarkston are now poised to link their fiber-optic networks on the Southway Bridge in June.

The Idaho port approved an agreement Wednesday outlining how it will share the infrastructure with Washington’s Port of Clarkston, which is expected to give the green light to the document.

The connection will make it possible to reroute communications easily if the line is cut without waiting days for experts from places like Seattle to arrive to fix problems, said Clarkston Port Manager Wanda Keefer.

Read more here:  http://www.govtech.com/network/Two-Neighboring-Ports-in-Pacific-Northwest-Poised-to-Link-Their-Fiber-Optic-Networks.html

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