JULY 6, 2015

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT 

Port of Kalama’s 70-acre business park could boost economyPort of Kalama expects to begin developing a 70-acre business park by the end of the year.

 

ENVIRONMENT/NATURAL RESOURCES 

Snow Drought Saps Washington State’s EconomyThe dire situation in the Olympic Mountains is hurting Washington farmers and businesses.

 

MARINAS 

Consultant advises Port of Port Angeles to raise marina ratesThe Port of Port Angeles should increase its marina rental rates by 1 percent over the cost of inflation, a consultant to the port recommends. 

Super yachts will soon be allowed to stay in Washington waters – tax free – for 180 daysThe law, which, if signed, will go into effect Sept. 1, allows yachts registered as an LLC – as most super yachts are – to stay in Washington waters 180 days before a 10 percent tax on the value of the boat is imposed by the state of Washington.

 

TRANSPORTATION 

Port officials talk trade and transportation at Chamber eventRepresentatives from the Ports of Tacoma and Seattle and Totem Ocean Trailer Express addressed the Greater Federal Way Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday to talk about growing trade in the region and improving infrastructure.

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