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With trade supporting one in four jobs in the region, the export industry remains the backbone of the Northwest economy. But the Northwest needs to expand export capabilities to keep up with growing competition. Canadian and other U.S. Port regions are making substantial investments to take advantage of America’s growing trade with Asia – threatening our position as North America’s gateway to Asia.

 

Today, over a billion dollars in new private investments have been proposed to expand shipping at existing Northwest ports. A driver of the investment is the growing demand for affordable energy in Asia.

 

While the shipment of coal will provide much of the investment for this expansion, other industries will benefit from increased trade and new investment in rail and ports. Industries like agriculture, timber, aluminum and manufacturing, many based here in the Pacific Northwest.

 

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The proposed expansions to existing port facilities are important to securing our economic future. Increasing exports will balance America’s trade and grow our economy.

 

Learn more about how making these export projects a reality will expand trade, create jobs, strengthen and support our communities and protect our environment.

It’s time to create good jobs. It’s time to move forward with new exports.

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$25 million

According to data provided by developers and the ports, the terminals would generate a total of roughly $25 million in taxes annually.

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Thousands

Estimates suggest that thousands of permanent, family-wage jobs will be created through project development, with thousands of additional jobs generated in connected and supporting industries

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The number of coal dust complaints received by the Northwest Clean Air Agency, Puget Sound Clean Air Agency and Spokane Clean Air Agency, despite coal trains traveling through the region for years.

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Less than 1%

Locomotives are the most fuel efficient means of ground transportation in America, accounting for less than 1% of total U.S. greenhouse gas emissions.

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$1.5 billion

The amount of private investment developers of the three terminals have pledged to build projects to full capacity.

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