The Port is recognized for its long-term vision and innovative planning to create jobs and improve quality of life
KALAMA, WASHINGTON (PRWEB) NOVEMBER 23, 2015
The Washington Public Ports Association has honored the Port of Kalama with the President’s Port of the Year Award for combining long-term vision and innovative planning to create jobs and improve the community’s quality of life. Port of Kalama commissioners received the award at the WPPA annual meeting last week in Olympia, Washington.
The Port of Kalama this year celebrates an extensive list of awards, recognition, community infrastructure projects, new contracts and acclaim as an approachable, business-friendly climate for businesses of all sizes.
- Several Port businesses have chosen to expand their operations and several new businesses now call the Port of Kalama ‘home;’
- New infrastructure projects like the new 24-acre recreational facility, Haydu Park, were completed in 2015;
- Among numerous awards, the Port earned the Pathways 2020 Community Champions Award for Economic Vitality, which awards organizations that excel at creating jobs, employee wellness, training, employable skills, new or expanding business, transportation, financial security, reducing poverty, and higher wages.
Port of Kalama set to develop new commercial property
The City of Kalama Planning Commission recently approved the Port of Kalama’s Master Plan to develop 70 acres of Port property to make way for the anticipated Spencer Creek Business Park. The City and Port together earned the 2014 Governor’s Smart Communities Award for their collaboration on planning the multi-use business property which is expected to boost the region’s available commercial property, economy and job opportunities while strengthening the city’s revenue base. Click for aerial video of Spencer Creek Business Park.
“The Port’s mission is to ‘induce capital investment in an environmentally responsible manner to create jobs and enhance public recreational opportunities.’ These projects collectively further every aspect of the Port’s mission to contribute to an economically thriving, successful and livable region,” says Randy Sweet, president, Port of Kalama Board of Commissioners. “We are so honored to provide such substantial enhancements that will serve the Port’s business community for years to come.”