Port of Longview Kick Off Strategic Planning Process

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
February 5, 2016

CHARTING THE FUTURE OF WASHINGTON’S WORKING PORT
Commissioners to establish framework for new strategic plan

Longview, WA– Port of Longview’s Board of Commissioners is kicking off a strategic planning process—setting operational, policy and business direction that will better position the Port to generate jobs and economic growth in an increasingly competitive environment.

“The Port offers tremendous competitive advantages to our customers and we have capacity for growth,” said Commission President Bob Bagaason. “This process will help us identify opportunities best suited for both our facilities and our community, so we can be an even stronger economic engine for our region.”

At the initial session, set for February 10, 2016, the Board of Commissioners will focus on building the framework for the process, which is expected to last several months. They will review the content, schedule for developing the plan and begin discussions about the challenges and opportunities facing the Port.

STRATEGIC PLAN KICK-OFF
When: Wednesday, February 10, 2016, at 12:00 pm
Where: Cowlitz Regional Conference Center
1900 7th Ave. Longview, WA 98632
(360) 577-3121

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ABOUT THE PORT OF LONGVIEW The Port of Longview is the first full-service operating port with strategic transportation connections on the deep-draft Columbia River shipping channel in southwest Washington State. The Port is located just 66 river miles from the Pacific Ocean, 120 driving miles from Seattle, Washington, and 40 driving miles from Portland, Oregon. Port facilities include eight marine terminals and waterfront industrial property with direct connections to main-line rail and interstate highway. Cargo handling specialties include bulk cargos and breakbulk commodities.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Dan Polacek
Communications Coordinator
dpolacek@portoflongview.com
(360) 425-3305

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