Category Archives: Jobs

Terminal boosts the Port’s mission

Vancouver Energy is an important piece of the Port of Vancouver’s future as an economic engine for the region.
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Terminal brings jobs, economic benefits

The Vancouver Energy crude-oil-by-rail terminal will bring jobs and economic benefits to Southwest Washington and the rest of the state.
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Terminal is a key piece of Port’s future plans

The Vancouver Energy terminal will be a key piece of the Port’s future as an economic engine for the region. The terminal will generate $22 million in state and local taxes during construction and, once operational, $7.8 million in state and local taxes each year. The Port itself would receive $44 million a year in revenue.
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Building Trades Show Support for Terminal

The Washington Building and Construction Trades Council and the Oregon State Building and Construction Trades Council, representing a combined 95,000 workers, have passed resolutions in support of the Vancouver Energy crude-oil-by-rail terminal.
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WASH. WORKERS NEED VANCOUVER ENERGY

Lee Newgent, Executive Secretary of the Washington Building and Construction Trades Council, writes in the Puget Sound Business Journal that the state of Washington outside the city of Seattle needs infrastructure projects like Vancouver Energy for workers to feed their families.
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OP-ED: TERMINAL WILL HELP THE REGION

Thirty labor leaders from 20 different unions recently delivered a letter to Gov. Jay Inslee urging him to support the oil-by-rail terminal. The labor leaders wrote in the letter that Vancouver Energy is “an important project for our state, region and county."
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SW WA WORKERS NEED LOCAL TERMINAL JOBS

The Vancouver Energy crude-by-rail terminal will create jobs where they’re needed the most – Southwest Washington. Labor leaders tell Lens, a Washington politics and business news site, in a new story that workers need to be able to work in their local communities.
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Labor leaders urge Inslee to approve terminal

Thirty labor leaders from 20 different unions delivered a letter this month to Gov. Jay Inslee urging him to support the Vancouver Energy oil-by-rail terminal. The labor leaders wrote in the letter that Vancouver Energy is “an important project for our state, region and county.”
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SW Wash. employment still lags

Washington reported the largest percentage in job gains last month, along with Maine and Tennessee. Despite the percentage increase, unemployment rates remain higher than the state average in Southwest Washington, which includes Clark, Cowlitz, Skamania, Wahkiakum and Klickitat counties.
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Maritime remains key to WA economy

The Seattle Times’ business columnist Jon Talton reports that even in the age of information technology, the maritime sector remains a key industry for our state. The story goes on to list the numerous benefits to Washington, such as offering high-paying jobs and connecting the state to global markets.
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Terminal will create vital jobs

Vancouver Energy was pleased to be part of a recent tour of the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers’ (IBEW) Electrical Training Center in Portland.
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Labor leader interviewed on terminal

Mike Bridges, President of the Longview/Kelso Building and Construction Trades Council, was interviewed recently on News 101 KXL (Portland-Vancouver) about labor’s support for the Vancouver Energy terminal.
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Tri-Cities leaders support terminal

Derek Brownson, a Tri-Cities business executive and president of the Pasco Chamber of Commerce, and Colin Hastings, executive director of the Pasco chamber, wrote recently in the Tri-City Herald about why the state should approve the Vancouver Energy project.
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Vancouver Energy helps local schools

Kris Greene, a Vancouver small business owner, member of the East Vancouver Business Association and former president of the Evergreen School District Foundation in Vancouver, shared her perspective on the benefits of Vancouver Energy.
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Business leaders critique state permitting

Kris Johnson, president of the Association of Washington Business, and Jay Timmons, president and CEO of the National Association of Manufacturers, wrote in a recent op-ed in the Puget Sound Business Journal about Washington’s current regulatory environment for energy projects, including Vancouver Energy.
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Terminal creates jobs, energy independence

Miles Bond, a longtime Vancouver resident, describes the benefits Vancouver Energy will bring to the region.
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Vancouver Energy boosts public services

Ann Donnelly, a Vancouver businesswoman and a leading regional advocate for the mentally ill and their families, describes the benefits Vancouver Energy will bring to the region.
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Terminal will provide opportunities

Willy Myers, executive secretary-treasurer of the Columbia Pacific Building and Construction Trades Council, describes how Vancouver Energy will bring world-class jobs to Vancouver and Washington state.
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Supporters make the case for terminal

The 5-week adjudication proceedings concluded today, with closing arguments from attorneys in the morning and comment from members of the public in the afternoon. During public comment, a long list of small business owners, local residents, labor leaders, maritime experts and other business leaders spoke in favor of Vancouver Energy.
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Business, labor leaders pen op-ed

Business and labor leaders in favor of Vancouver Energy have formed a new coalition to support the proposed oil-by-rail terminal at the Port of Vancouver. The group is designed to show there is “a level of support in the broader community for a project that holds the potential to create jobs while enhancing our energy independence.” Two members of the Coalition also recently wrote an op-ed in the Everett Herald.
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Experts tout terminal benefits

More than 20 experts cover topics that include engineering, economics, marine science, rail safety and logistics testifying in favor of the project in the first phase of adjudicative proceedings of the Washington State Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council (EFSEC) held in Vancouver and Olympia.
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Terminal provides jobs, seismic improvements

The testimony recapped from this particular adjudication proceeding covered the positive economic impact and seismic improvements of the Vancouver Energy terminal.
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