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PORT TALK
PORT OF LONGVIEW NEWSLETTER

Jobs supported by the Port stretch far beyond the docks, and include everything from industrial suppliers, grocery stores and tire companies.

PORT OF LONGVIEW SUPPORTS NEARLY 20,000 JOBS IN THE REGION
If you live in Cowlitz County, there's a great chance that you
or someone you know has a job that can be tied to the Port of
Longview. Using data from a recent economic impact study, the
Port discovered 19,203 jobs were related to cargo and vessel
activity on the docks last year. The findings of the report highlight
the Port's promise of improving the livelihood of working families
in our community.

Norm has been employed with the Port for 26 years.
With Chief Executive Officer

NORM KREHBIEL
BACKGROUND: Norm joined the Port in 1993 as the Director
of Facilities and Engineering. In 2008 he was appointed
Deputy Executive Director and later, Chief Operating Officer.
On September 1, 2016, he was unanimously appointed by
the Board of Commissioners as Chief Executive Officer.

The author of the study, Pennsylvania–based Martin & Associates,
arrived at this number by adding the number of jobs directly
created by Port activities to those that exist to support those
same workers. Finally, they factored in the indirect jobs created
by local purchases of those employees who depend on Port
activities, as well as the related jobs generated by regional and
national firms who use the Port's marine terminals.

Q: Why did the Port conduct an economic impact study
and what are the benefits of such a report?

Last year, 19,203 jobs were in some way related to maritime
activity at the Port's marine terminals. Below is a brief description
of the kinds of jobs the Port generates:

Q: What are some of the other reasons economic impact
studies are vital to the Port?

Log truck drivers are another type of job supported by the Port.

TYPES OF JOBS GENERATED BY CARGO ACTIVITY AT THE PORT IN 2018
RAILROADS
Freight railroad
networks, like
BNSF and Union
Pacific, regularly
call on the Port.

9/19

LONGSHORE

Jobs with ILWU
have employed
local workers for
generations on
the Port's docks.

The results of the economic impact study reveal your Port is one
of the area's leading employment generators, putting thousands
of people to work each day and enriching our community. So,
while you may not directly work for the Port as a member of the
ILWU or as a terminal operator, it's more than likely your job is
linked to the success of your Port of Longview!

BREAKING DOWN THE JOBS
SUPPORTED BY THE PORT

A: "The economic impact study shows the critical role the
Port plays as a major source of employment for working
families in our area. The report confirmed this by showing
we created 57% more jobs than in the six years since
the last economic impact study was completed in 2012.
The study also illustrates the many ways cargo activity
at the Port creates a positive economic ripple throughout
our community."

A: "Studies like these are important because they demonstrate
that continued growth and investment in the Port will result
in additional employment opportunities and economic
vitality for the region. The report can also guide leadership
on the distribution of Port resources, inform lawmakers on
funding requests and help create overall public awareness."

With so many jobs supported by the Port you might think that
most occur on the waterfront, but that's only a small part of the
story. The fact is, jobs across multiple industries are supported
by Port activities. Everyone from railroad and trucking companies,
grain handlers, government agencies and local vendors–like
industrial suppliers, tire companies and even grocery stores–are
on the receiving end of the benefits provided by a financially
healthy Port.

TERMINALS

Marine Terminal
operators are
responsible for
overseeing all
cargo operations.

TRUCKING

Trucking firms
from all over the
region are at
the Port around
the clock.

• DIRECT JOBS are those dependent on vessel and cargo
activity and include trucking companies, longshore workers
and freight forwarders.
• INDUCED JOBS are created by people directly employed by
companies involved with cargo activity, who then re-spend their
wages in the community on food and other consumer goods.
• INDIRECT JOBS include employees from supporting industries
and suppliers, maintenance and repair firms, equipment suppliers
and office supply firms.
• RELATED JOBS are jobs created by regional and national firms
that ship and receive cargo via the Port's marine terminals.

COMMISSION MEETINGS
Regular meetings are held on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday
of every month at 10:00 am and are open to the public.
Meeting times are subject to change.
For more information, visit portoflongview.com

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