Port of Port Angeles groundbreaking “about jobs, jobs, jobs”
As reported in the Peninsula Daily News:
“This is all really about jobs, jobs, jobs,” said Dicks, D-Belfair.
“That is the No. 1 concern in the country right now, and with 15 or 16 million people without jobs, creating some in this community is very important.”
Dicks also indicated he was a supporter in Congress of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, which provided the funds that are being used to construct the buildings.
The Port of Port Angeles is using $4 million in bonds from the federal act — and which will be paid back through rent revenues — to pay for construction of the first building and the three building pads.
The three buildings, along with the current 120,000 square feet of buildings at the industrial complex, are set up to be what the port is calling its “composites campus.”
The complex consists of 6.5 acres of the 123 acres of Airport Industrial Park the port owns.
It eventually will have three large buildings appropriate for both hot and cold composites-manufacturing processes, port officials said.
The city of Port Angeles committed $540,000 in infrastructure for the complex, Deputy Mayor Don Perry said.
“The city is very excited and very proud to be a part of this,” he said.
“We have very high expectations for return on investments on this complex.”
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