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Support For Fuel Terminals is Support For State’s Workers

September 28, 2015

The News Tribune, Rick Hicks and Lee Newgent, September 26, 2015 The governor, the executives of King and Pierce County, the Seattle City Council, some members of the Tacoma City Council and others – including some of our union brothers and sisters – should seriously rethink their opposition to the proposed Gateway Pacific Terminal in […]

Press Release: Chinese visit to Washington should include focus on increased trade capacity

September 24, 2015

Chinese visit to Washington should include focus on increased trade capacity SEATTLE— As Seattle welcomes Chinese President Xi Jinping and his delegation, groups concerned about the future of trade with China call on government and business leaders to include discussions on the need to continue to expand the region’s export capacity, vital to Washington state’s […]

Washington Coal Export Project in Jeopardy

September 15, 2015

Washington Coal Export Project in Jeopardy   Montana congressmen are urging the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to disregard a request from the Lummi Tribe to abandon an environmental review of the proposed Gateway Pacific coal export terminal at Cherry Point in Bellingham, Washington.   The Lummi fish next to Cherry Point and argue […]

Press Release: Governor’s Trade Trip to Asia Must Include Terminal Expansion Consideration

September 2, 2015

Governor’s trade trip to Asia must include terminal expansion consideration   SEATTLE— As Governor Jay Inslee begins a nine-day trip to South Korea and Japan, the Alliance for NW Jobs & Exports urged him to make increased export capacity – particularly the pending construction of terminals in Bellingham and Longview  – a vital part of […]


SSA Marine Welcomes the Crow Tribe and Cloud Peak Energy as Partners in the Gateway Pacific Terminal

August 14, 2015

ICYMI yesterday, SSA Marine announced a new strategic partnership agreement with the Crow Tribe and Cloud Peak Energy for the Gateway Pacific Terminal project in Bellingham. Expansion of Gateway would increase port capacity for all of  Washington’s export goods and provide much-needed family-wage jobs in Whatcom County. Read the official announcement here.

Whatcom Event Focuses on Boosting Working Families

July 16, 2015

Prominent voices from Washington’s labor, agriculture, and business communities joined together in Whatcom County to discuss viable paths to creating high-paying jobs in the midst of a slow economic recovery One surefire way to do so, they said, will be through encouraging private investment – including the pending Gateway Pacific Terminal project.   Jointly hosted by Keep Washington […]

On the Brink – How Can We Ensure Prosperity for the Pacific Northwest?

March 6, 2015

What’s stopping the Pacific Northwest from achieving economic sustainability, creating jobs and providing new trade opportunities for businesses?   A burdensome regulatory environment that discourages trade growth in Washington state – according to Kris Johnson, the President of the Association of Washington Business and Jay Timmons, President and CEO of the National Association of Manufacturers. […]

ICYMI: NAM President Highlights Importance of Ports As The Key to Commerce in the NW

February 12, 2015

This week, Jay Timmons, president of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) testified during a work session of the Senate Commerce & Labor Committee in Olympia, Washington to discuss issues of opportunity and concern to manufacturers across the country.   A piece in Roll Call this week covered some of the comments made by Mr. […]

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