OCTOBER 1, 2015

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT 

Port of Woodland receives $100,000 grant for industrial park

October 1, 2015, The Daily News

The Port of Woodland has been awarded a $100,000 federal grant to design a new industrial park. The grant adds to the $50,000 the port already received from Cowlitz County and the state Community Economic Rural Board.

The Department of Commerce money will go toward the design, engineering and permitting of the 12-acre Guild Road Industrial Park. The planning process itself is estimated to cost $219,000, on top of the $5 million to build the site aimed attracting industrial, manufacturing and transportation tenants.

Read more: http://tdn.com/news/local/port-of-woodland-receives-grant-for-industrial-park/article_8f2f7698-88b9-5852-a9b2-23517db76f46.html

 

Port, Red Lion call off exclusive talks

By Aaron Corvin, September 30, 2015, The Columbian

The Port of Vancouver and Red Lion have ended exclusive negotiations about building a new hotel on the port’s Terminal 1 property, adding a new twist to an ongoing effort to rejuvenate the historic site west of the Interstate 5 entrance into Vancouver.

The port and the hotel chain mutually agreed to call off the negotiations after about a year, Magan Reed, a spokeswoman for the port, said this week. Now, the port expects to open the process to other hotel developers by issuing a request for proposals in about two months, she said.

Read more: http://www.columbian.com/news/2015/sep/30/port-red-lion-call-off-exclusive-talks/

 

MARINE TERMINALS 

Port of Seattle, Foss win appeal over whether Shell counts as cargo

Annie Zak, October 1, 2015, Puget Sound Business Journal

A hearing examiner ruled Wednesday that, despite what the City of Seattle has argued, it’s OK for Royal Dutch Shell to operate at the Port of Seattle’s Terminal 5.

The decision may be a moot point, though, after Shell announced it would discontinue drilling exploration in the Arctic.

Read more: http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/news/2015/09/30/port-of-seattle-foss-win-appeal-over-whether-shell.html

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