MAY 9, 2016

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Kennewick wants wineries to woo waterfront visitors

Wendy Culverwell, May 8, 2016, Tri City Herald

The reunion of Kennewick’s East Columbia Drive and the Columbia River starts May 9.

The Port of Kennewick breaks ground at 11 a.m. on the Columbia Gardens Urban Wine & Artisan Village, its long-planned urban wine village, at 421 E. Columbia Drive. The $3 million project will use tasting rooms to lure visitors to an industrial stretch of Columbia Drive driven by many but visited by few.

In time, port officials hope the pioneering wineries will spark related development in the neighborhood.

Read more here: http://www.tri-cityherald.com/news/local/article76449022.html#storylink=cpy

 

Port’s impact on Seattle-area businesses

Michael Konopasek , May 9, 2016, KING 5

Hundreds of thousands of containers make their way into the Port of Seattle each year. Most are spread out across the Pacific Northwest and the country, but many end up not too far from the port itself.

From ordering things online to walking into any number of Seattle-area stores, chances are what you see has a connection to the Emerald City’s seaport. In Seattle’s Interbay neighborhood, the connection is strong with a booming startup selling underwear.

Read more here: http://www.king5.com/money/ports-impact-on-seattle-area-businesses/182482212

PEOPLE

Gibboney offered Port of PT director job

May 9, 2016, Port Townsend Leader

Sam Gibboney, a civil engineer who specialized in environmental engineering during her 13 years in Jefferson County, is being offered the job as new executive director of the Port of Port Townsend.

Read more here: http://www.ptleader.com/news/gibboney-offered-port-of-pt-director-job/article_28d09dec-1629-11e6-ba6c-e39641d6bf6a.html

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