FEBRUARY 22, 2017



Port of Port Angeles:  Grant for air service needs closer look

Jesse Major, February 22, 2017, Peninsula Daily News

The Port of Port Angeles’ effort to regain commercial air service from Port Angeles to Seattle has to overcome another hurdle before moving forward.

The port plans to check this week whether the $200,000 Small Community Air Service Development Program grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation can actually be used to support Zephyr Air, said Jerry Ludke, the port’s airport and marina manager.

“We have to straighten a few things out with the Small Community Air Service Development grant,” he said after the port’s meeting Tuesday.

Read more here:  http://www.peninsuladailynews.com/news/port-of-port-angeles-grant-for-air-service-needs-closer-look/



Sunnyside puts emphasis on business, tourism

Phil Ferolito, February 20, 2017, Yakima Herald

Although years of unpaid employment taxes led to the fall of the Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce last August, this Lower Valley city hasn’t lost faith in its business community.

The city’s lodging tax board is embarking on a marketing strategy to promote the city as a tourism destination in local, regional and national publications.

Work is underway on two incubators, one for a winery and another for a brewery, that intend to hook the city into the Valley’s wine trail.

Read more here:  http://www.yakimaherald.com/news/local/sunnyside-puts-emphasis-on-business-tourism/article_35d9c912-f802-11e6-98d2-7b08a4bfe5ab.html



Marine trades grow bigger, stronger

Patrick J. Sulllivan, February 22, 2017, PTLeader.com

The Port of Port Townsend is the only government entity in Jefferson County specifically tagged to promote economic development.

Sam Gibboney, hired last year as the port’s executive director, sees 2017 as a year when progress is being made to help port tenants increase their business opportunities.

“We are realigning the way we do business so we can effectively serve our tenants,” Gibboney said. “The port’s services need to keep up with the industry.”

Read more here:  http://www.ptleader.com/news/marine-trades-grow-bigger-stronger/article_30b4767a-f885-11e6-961d-7f4916d970d2.html


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