In 1993, the Port of Everett started its master plan. They spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on permits, environmental impact and design drawings which were all OK’d and nothing happened.
This was planned again: A 2008-2012 Port of Everett budget shows $40 million appropriated for the South Terminal Expansion. Once again, nothing happened.
We need to expand our money making/job supplying port with a 2,000-foot dock and enough property for staging the oversized, multi-million dollar cargos we export.
According to U.S. Customs and Foreign Trade Division, Everett ranked first in the state for export value at $22.7 billion in 2013.
This makes us fourth in line behind the huge ports of Los Angeles, Long Beach and Oakland. This is phenomenal!
We are talking “Made in America.” Export here.
Port of Everett trade-related activities support more than 34,000 jobs in the region and generate $4.1 billion in annual revenue, with an additional $276 million in state and local taxes.
We have made a name for ourselves by specializing in oversized, high-value cargo for Boeing, gold mining and other high-end construction and manufacturing, along with energy and environmental companies.
If the expansions were done as promised … use your imagination along with the facts stated above.
Our port has always made money and supplied jobs, even during our countries devastating recession.
Why is the second deepest port on the West Coast not being utilized?