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  • 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 an economic boon to Whatcom County and Washington State, creating hundreds of family-wage jobs and providing millions in tax revenue to support vital services such as law enforcement, fire protection, hospitals, libraries, and schools.

In addition, Gateway will deepen our state’s trade relationships with the fast-growing Asian economies and enhance Washington’s position as a major exporter.

At full capacity, the Gateway Pacific Terminal will create 4,400 new jobs* during construction and 1,250 new jobs* through its operations. SSA Marine estimates constructing the terminal to its full capacity will cost $665 million. Construction may occur in two phases depending on market demand. The figures presented below assume build out to full capacity and operating at full capacity.

Impact Assessment**, construction (for a two year-period):

  • Direct jobs: 2,100
  • Indirect and induced jobs from construction and local purchases: 2,300
  • Total direct, induced and indirect personal income: $349 million
  • State and local tax impact: $92 million

Impact Assessment, full operations:

  • Direct jobs (terminal operators, pilots/tugs, maritime services, railroads): 430
  • Indirect and induced jobs (resulting from terminal spending, repairs, and purchases by employees): 820
  • Total direct, indirect and induced ongoing jobs: 1,250
  • Total direct, induced and indirect annual personal income: $129 million
  • Annual local and state tax revenue: $11 million

* includes direct and indirect and induced jobs created
**averaged results of Martin & Associates and the Study Group review


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