PORT ANGELES – Port officials will pursue federal grant funding to study as well as possibly design and build a barging pier for wood chips – possibly used by Port Townsend Paper Corp.
Port of Port Angeles commissioners unanimously agreed at Monday’s meeting to pursue the funding from the federal Economic Development Administration.
“If that’s not economic development, I don’t know what is,” said Commissioner John Calhoun of Forks.
Commissioner Bill Hannan of Sequim said he and Bob McChesney, the port’s executive director, recently met in Seattle with federal Economic Development Administration officials.
The EDA is part of the Department of Commerce and was created in 1965 to create jobs and retain existing jobs as part of President Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society.