GEORGE, Wash., April 10, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The recently released proposed 2017-19 Washington State Senate and House Capital Budgets have included funding for the Port of Quincy’s road infrastructure project and the City of George’s water line infrastructure project at the Port’s Industrial Park No. 5 at George, WA.   Industrial Park No. 5 is located north of Interstate 90 and west of State Route 281 in the Port of Quincy and City of George in Grant County.

Various businesses have been very interested in expanding and/or locating at Industrial Park No. 5 (within the City of George’s corporate limits) if the water and road infrastructure projects are completed.

The businesses would create many new jobs and would invest millions of dollars in private sector funds into the local rural economy.  Additionally, the new jobs would help to provide employment for the City of George’s 85 percent low-to-moderate-income residents.

In particular, the funding included in the proposed Senate and House Capital Budgets would assist the City of George in the design and construction of approximately 6,000 feet of 16-inch water line which would connect Industrial Park No. 5 to the City’s existing water distribution system, while the funding included in the proposed House Capital Budget would help the Port of Quincy to construct a 1,850 foot long roadway within Industrial Park No. 5 that would include two 12-foot wide asphalt travel lanes, two 4-foot wide shoulders, borrow ditches, road surface striping, etc.

The construction of above mentioned water line and road infrastructure projects at Industrial Park No. 5 will spur much needed job growth and economic development in the George, WA area.

Senator Judy Warnick, Rep. Tom Dent and Rep. Matt Manweller of the 13th Legislative District were instrumental in helping to get the above mentioned funding included in the proposed 2017-19 Senate and House Capital Budgets for these critical infrastructure projects near George, WA.

Moreover, dozens of letters have been sent to the Washington State Legislature in support of these important economic development/infrastructure projects in George from various companies, businesses, organizations, individuals, government officials and/or other entities, including but not limited to: Big Bend Community College, City of Quincy, Grant County Board of Commissioners, Grant County Economic Development Council, Grant County Fire District No. 3, and Quincy Valley Chamber of Commerce, etc.

For more information, please call Curt Morris or Patrick Boss of the Port of Quincy at 509-214-7696 or email [email protected].

About Port of Quincy

Located in the center of Washington State near the Columbia River, the Port of Quincy is ranked as one of the top low-cost rural locations in the United States for business and economic development with a full array of infrastructure including: plentiful low-cost hydropower electricity, high-capacity bandwidth dark fiber, an abundant supply of irrigation water, a major interstate freeway (I-90), a large capacity water treatment system, an ample supply of natural gas, a skilled workforce, approved foreign trade zone status, relatively inexpensive industrial and commercial properties, nearby commercial air service, a key cross-country rail mainline (BNSF Railway from Seattle to Chicago), a modern rail intermodal terminal, and a central location in the heart of Washington State’s most productive irrigated agricultural region. The Port of Quincy has premier sites for food processing and food manufacturing companies, warehousing, distribution and cold storage companies, high-tech companies and data centers, etc.  At the Port of Quincy major fresh produce, and food processing & distribution companies such as Lamb Weston, National Frozen Foods, Quincy Foods (NORPAC), Amway-Nutrilite, Oneonta Starr Ranch Growers, Stemilt, CMI Orchards, Double Diamond, Jones Produce, Central Bean Co., Lineage Logistics, etc. find themselves next to technology companies like Dell, Intuit, Microsoft, Sabey, Vantage and Yahoo!.

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SOURCE Port of Quincy