Join the Port of Columbia as we celebrate the re-opening of our short line railroad after several years of embargo. Meet the rail operator, hear about the work we’ve done to get the line re-opened, and climb inside the train engine! To view the press release click here and to view the flyer click here.
We need your input! The Port is working on a new master plan for the Lyons Ferry Marina facility. This new master plan will assist the Port in seeking funds toward updating and modernizing the aging infrastructure at the marina, which was constructed in the early 1970s. Please join us at the Lyons Ferry Marina restaurant on Wednesday, August 23rd at 6 pm to review design options and provide comments and suggestions. Several different layouts for moorages, docks, walkways, boat launches, RV spots, tent sites, etc., will be shown. Food and beverages will be provided. If you have questions, please contact the Port office at 509-382-2577.
Click on the link below to view design options. Bring your comments and ideas to the public meeting or leave a comment below.
The Port of Columbia is excited to share Columbia Pulp’s news of completed financing for the construction of a straw pulp manufacturing facility in northern Columbia County. The Port and our community partners have been working for almost a decade to assist this company as they put together a revolutionary idea to create a value-added product out of wheat straw. Today we can celebrate the idea coming to fruition. This project is expected to create over 100 new jobs, increase Columbia County’s tax base, and spur economic activity for years to come. You can read Columbia Pulp’s news release here.
Two Columbia County businesses and the County’s Economic Development Coordinator, Brad McMasters, attended the Walla Walla Valley Chamber of Commerce’s fifth annual Business Summit on Friday, May 12th at the Marcus Whitman Hotel. To read full story click here