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Join these respected leaders and organizations who have already pledged their support:

  • Lynden Mayor Scott Korthuis
  • Sumas Mayor Bob Bromley
  • Nooksack Mayor Jim Ackerman
  • Everson Mayor John Perry
  • Ferndale Mayor Gary Jensen
  • The City of Ferndale
  • Bellingham Technical College President, Patricia McKeown
  • State Senator Doug Ericksen
  • State Representative Vincent Buys
  • State Representative Jason Overstreet
  • Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen, Washington State Legislative Board
  • Northwest Jobs Alliance
  • Northwest Washington Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO
  • Northwest Washington Building and Construction Trades Council, AFL-CIO
  • International Longshore Warehouse Union, Puget Sound District Council
  • Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO
  • Washington State Building and Construction Trades Council, AFL-CIO
  • Maritime Trades Department, AFL-CIO
  • Puget Sound Pilots Association
  • Bellingham-Whatcom Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • Whatcom County Republicans
  • Washington Realtors
  • Alliance for Northwest Jobs and Exports
  • Citizens for a Working Whatcom County
  • 58 members of Congress
  • Pierce County Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO

Project Overview

The Gateway Pacific Terminal is a planned multi-commodity export facility that will create 1,250 permanent family wage jobs* at full operations and generate nearly $140 million of economic activity annually in Northwest Washington. The terminal will achieve high environmental standards and will advance the balance of trade using American products to create American jobs. Learn More!

*includes direct, indirect and induced jobs

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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.


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