JUNE 8, 2016

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Community Economic Revitalization Board approves grants for Benton, Grant, Kitsap and Pacific counties.

May 15, 2016, Department of Commerce

The Washington State Community Economic Revitalization Board (CERB) today approved $234,500 in public investments for infrastructure development and economic feasibility studies targeting business growth and job creation at the Port of Benton, Port of Moses Lake, Port of Bremerton, Port of Kingston, and the Port of Peninsula.

Read more here: http://www.commerce.wa.gov/media/Pages/PressReleaseView.aspx?pressreleaseid=241

 

 

 

ENVIRONMENT/NATURAL RESOURCES

Port of Tacoma, business groups sue to stop ballot measures on water

Kate Martin and Candace Rudd, June 7, 2016, The News Tribune

Three Pierce County economic development organizations are challenging two ballot measures that would require a public vote before large industrial water users can be permitted.

The Port of Tacoma, Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber and Economic Development Board for Tacoma-Pierce County filed the lawsuit Monday.

All three organizations say both issues would chill economic development in the county if they are allowed to go to a public vote, whether or not they passed.

Read more here: http://www.thenewstribune.com/news/business/article82149222.html#storylink=cpy

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