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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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Gateway Pacific Terminal will be a multi-commodity, dry bulk cargo-handling facility on nearly 1,500 acres in Whatcom County, Washington, with development occurring on about one-quarter of the site. The shipping, stevedoring, and warehousing facility – to be the largest on the West Coast of the U.S. – is the latest innovation of SSA Marine, a Northwest company that is a global leader in maritime services.

Gateway Pacific Terminal will provide a highly efficient portal for American producers to export dry bulk commodities such as grain, potash, and coal to Asian markets.

Located at Cherry Point, just 17 miles south of the Canadian border, the site’s naturally deep water will accommodate the most efficient ships without the need for dredging. SSA Marine is working with environmental agencies to tailor environmental safeguards for the marine habitat.

International trade will play a key role in our nation’s economic recovery, especially in Washington where at least 40% of all jobs in Washington are linked to trade. Gateway Pacific will be a sustainable source of family-wage jobs and economic benefits to Whatcom County, Washington State, and the United States.

Construction of the Gateway project at full build out will create 4,400 jobs* and provide $92 million over an estimated two year construction period in tax revenue for state and local services.

Once in full operation, it’s estimated that Gateway will provide over $11 million per year in state and local tax revenue that can be used for critical services such as schools, law enforcement and fire protection. Also, the Gateway project will create 1,250 ongoing jobs* through its operations.

*Includes direct, indirect and induced jobs


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