Economists: Cargo terminal would bring fewer construction jobs, slightly more permanent ones

The Gateway Pacific Terminal project at Cherry Point could create more than 1,200 permanent jobs when indirect impacts are factored in, three local economists said Thursday, Oct. 27, at a Bellingham-Whatcom Chamber of Commerce and Industry breakfast presentation.
The economists - Hart Hodges and David Nelson of Western Washington University and Jed Brewer, a private consultant - said they were hired by SSA Marine to review an earlier jobs analysis provided for the company by Martin Associates of Pennsylvania.

Friday, October 28, 2011 - 8:17am