AUGUST 25, 2014

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT 

In our View: Skip This Slice of Oil PieNorth Dakota’s Bakken boom could aid Clark County, but terminal wrong tack. 

New study examines economic impact of Vancouver Energy projectPort-of-Vancouver-USAA new report that estimates the short- and long-term socioeconomic impact of the proposed Vancouver Energy project at the Port of Vancouver is now in the hands of the Washington State Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council (EFSEC).

 

 

RAIL 

British Columbia coal export terminal gets the green lightWhatever happens to the proposed Gateway Pacific terminal in Whatcom County, the Canadian terminal — which still faces resistance — would bring more mile to mile-and-a-half long coal trains through Seattle and other Puget Sound cities.

 

 

TOURISM 

Port of Seattle prospers in booming Alaska cruise marketThe Port of Seattle has overtaken Los Angeles, Long Beach, San Francisco and San Diego to become the West Coast’s leading cruise-ship terminal, thanks to the growing popularity of cruises to Alaska.

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