JULY 22, 2014

AIRPORTS 

Airport board considering handing over operations to Port of LongviewThe Southwest Regional Airport may have just one pilot instead of four in the near future.

 

 

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT 

Would someone please articulate an economic plan for Tacoma?Tacoma has two economic engines: Joint Base Lewis-McChord and the Port of Tacoma.

 Tacoma reboundsA solid expansion is taking hold in the City of Destiny and Pierce County as State Farm Insurance expands, Boeing plans to build the composite tail for the 777X at Frederickson, and Toray Composites, a major Japanese aerospace manufacturer, also is expanding its Frederickson plant.

 

 

LAND USE 

Port of Everett waterfront development outlined  – Plans by the Port of Everett to revamp its 65-acre waterfront marina district are back in the forefront again.

 

 

MISC 

Thurston County ordered to pay millions in Maytown case An effective but illegal plan by Thurston County to torpedo the sale of a Port of Tacoma-owned tract near Maytown for use as a gravel mine could cost the county $12 million. 

Golden day for Sunnyside Port DistrictFifty certainly looked good for the Port of Sunnyside yesterday, as the district marked its golden anniversary.

 

 

TRANSPORTATION 

US struggles to find long-term infrastructure planU.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx says he won’t be celebrating if a $10.9 billion injection for the Highway Trust Fund approved by the House last week makes it through the Senate.

 

UNIONS 

ILWU talks will resume on Wednesday after caucusContract negotiations between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Pacific Maritime Association will resume on Wednesday after a recess Monday and Tuesday for a previously scheduled longshore division caucus.

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