JULY 20, 2015

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT 

A long road ahead for oil refinery at Port of LongviewIt could take two years or more to get all permits for a proposed oil refinery at Port of Longview, and at least one port commissioner is concerned that’s too long. 

$2 million federal grant awarded Port of Port Angeles for composites centerA proposed composites recycling technology center has received $2 million more from the federal government, bringing to $4 million the total grants promised to the project.

 

 

MISC 

Port of Kalama christens new $4.5 million Haydu ParkHaydu is the first large park built in Cowlitz County in more than a decade, and the port, city officials and local coaches hopes its multiple sports courts and fields will make it the perfect to host tournaments.

 

 

RAIL 

Washington State provides funding for rail infrastructure projectsThe Northern Columbia Basin Railroad Project, which received $20.9 million in funding, is a critical economic development, job creation and freight mobility project in Washington State.

 

 

TRADE 

How to solve port congestion the biggest question facing global trade, says FMCThe US Federal Maritime Commission has said that resolving congestion at container terminals is “in many ways today’s most critical and relevant trade-related issue”. 

Guest editorial: Seattle booms, but economy must work for entire stateA recent feature in The Seattle Times tells us all we need to know about what’s happening in Washington state’s economy, or rather, what’s not happening.

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