The Gateway Pacific Terminal will be a major boost to the economy:
Construction of the full project would employ about 4,400 people in the regional economy over approximately two years.
Operations at full capacity would generate about 1,250 new, long-term jobs in the community, ongoing.
The permanent jobs associated directly with the terminal are projected to pay an average of over $75,000 annually. In addition, for both construction and operations SSA is committed to hiring locals first.
The total annual payroll of the project, including the additional jobs generated in the community, is estimated to be $129 million a year, ongoing.
Local and state tax revenues from full operation are expected to be about $11 million a year, ongoing.
For more information on how Gateway Pacific Terminal will help Whatcom County, Washington state, and all of America, please take a look at our Economic Benefits pages.
If you’d like to get more detailed information, you can download both the Martin Associates report on the economic impact of Gateway Pacific Terminal, or the Review of that report by economists from Western Washington University. A fact sheet is also available.