NOVEMBER 24, 2015

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT 

Port in “very early talks” with potential Barlow Point client

Marissa Luck, November 24, 2015, The Daily News

Plans to develop 280 acres at Barlow Point are years away from fruition, but Port of Longview already has prospective clients knocking at its door.

Three members of the port’s senior management team met with a prospective client in Tokyo in late October. The Japan company is a major household name that is considering opening a manufacturing plant in the region which could create up to 200 jobs, but port officials are declining to name it while negotiations are at this preliminary stage.

Read more: http://tdn.com/news/local/port-in-very-early-talks-with-potential-barlow-point-client/article_36899c1c-e955-5188-bffb-d97fe2ffe960.html

 

 

 

RAIL 

New round of rail consolidation touches NW

Jon Talton, November 21, 2015, Seattle Times

The term “transcontinental railroad” in the United States has meant lines running from Chicago or the Mississippi River to the West Coast.

Three transcontinental railroads were built to the Puget Sound region and a fourth reached us by trackage rights. These were critical to the region’s growth and prosperity.

Read more: http://www.seattletimes.com/business/economy/new-round-of-rail-consolidation-touches-nw/

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