Craft Malt Funding

The Port of Columbia is considering applying to the Community Economic Revitalization Board (CERB) for funds to connect to existing infrastructure and construct a craft malt processing building at the Blue Mountain Station Food Park. The Port would apply for a $5 million grant/loan package for this project. The private sector partner, Mainstem Malt, would invest an amount equal to or greater than $5 million for the project.

The Port of Columbia Commissioners will hear a presentation on the project and consider approving a resolution authorizing Port staff to apply for these funds at their regular commission meeting Wednesday, March 13 at 5 pm at the Port office or via Zoom.

An agenda and Zoom link can be found on the homepage of the Port’s website at