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The Port is in the process of applying for funding under the State Community Economic Revitalization Board (CERB) Prospective Development Program. This potential funding will be used to assist the development of the Marine Trades Industrial Park at the former K-Ply Mill site in Port Angeles.
At the Port Commission Meeting scheduled for May 22, 2018 at 9:00 A.M., Port Administration Building, 338 W. First Street, Port Angeles, WA 98362, the Commissioners will consider Resolution 18-1174 authorizing the Executive Director to make a formal application to CERB for $2 Million of funding assistance.
CERB is a state board focused on economic development through job creation in partnership with local governments. The Board has the authority to finance public infrastructure improvements that encourage new private business development and expansion. In addition to funding construction projects, CERB provides limited funding for studies that evaluate high-priority economic development projects. http://www.commerce.wa.gov/building-infrastructure/community-economic-revitalization-board/cerb-application-page/
This proposed funding will assist the Port in the development of the Marine Trades industrial Park beginning in the Summer of 2018. Existing marine trades businesses that will benefit from this development are key drivers of our local economy and they have the need and capacity to expand and create more jobs.
Interested parties may make comment regarding this CERB funding application or other issues during two public comment periods during each commission meeting. Out of respect for everyone attending, speakers are asked to keep their comments to less than three minutes each.
The draft agenda for the May 22, 2018 Commission Meeting is available at: http://www.portofpa.com/AgendaCenter/Port-Commission-Meetings-1
Please contact Karen Goschen / Port Executive Director at 360-417-3424 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions regarding this funding application.