NWSA releases Marine Cargo Economic impact report

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The Northwest Seaport Alliance released an economic impact report detailing the benefits of marine cargo to the state of Washington. The combined ports of Seattle and Tacoma make up the fourth-largest container gateway in North America, and directly support 20,100 jobs and $1.9 billion in labor income. The marine cargo industry produced an average annual wage of $95,000 and directly supported $5.9 billion in business output. More…

Technical schools provide opportunities 
to those not interested in traditional colleges

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YAKIMA, Wash. — After graduating East Valley High School in 2011, David Foster attended a Bible school and traveled for a couple of years before deciding he needed to go back to school to get a job.

“I’m not super scholarly, so I didn’t want to spend a lot of time with books,” Foster said. But he liked to work with his hands, particularly wiring buildings. More…

This Is the First Farm in the Pacific Northwest to Be Animal Welfare Approved

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April Joy Farm is also the first Clark County farm to be approved by the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries to offer an apprenticeship program to train aspiring farmers.

The aptly named, 24-acre April Joy Farm, near Ridgefield, Washington, has its bases covered when it comes to bringing joy to the art of farming. Farmers April and Brad Thatcher’s motto is “Good food grown with love.” More…

DNV GL, Washington State Partner for Sustainable Maritime Growth

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Washington State partnered with DNV GL in late 2017 to develop the “Washington Maritime Blue” strategy for the sustainable development of the state’s $38 billion maritime industry. 

With that strategy now complete, the State unveils how it plans to achieve the vision of being home to a world-class, thriving, and sustainable maritime industry by 2050. More…