Timber is one of the great 19th, 20th, and 21st century cargoes. One part of the planet (the Northwest) has natural resources that can be shared with another. Port of Olympia is uniquely positioned to accept logs from private southern and western Washington timber holdings, and export these logs to timber-deficient countries like China, Japan, and South Korea. Our timber companies are on a 50-year cycle of harvesting and replanting trees. A very sustainable crop.
While a great resource to the 150 owners who keep their plane there, the airport has not achieved its potential. I will push for additional aeronautical businesses, and create opportunities for the airport to be involved in the new transportation industry that revolves around companies like Amazon, FedEx, and UPS.
In the 1980’s we created Swantown marina. In 1997, we created a boatyard where maintaining strict environmental controls still allow people to work on their own boats. In addition, we foster talented firms to work on boats. We recently rounded out our product mix by creating a new state of the art fuel dock, the first of its kind in the region.