Thursday Mar 08 2012 3:10 PM
Pierce County Executive Pat McCarthy issued the following statement regarding the news about three shipping companies selecting the Port of Tacoma as their port-of-call:
"The Port of Tacoma plays a major role in our regional economy, and the decision by a consortium of three shipping lines will provide quality, family-wage jobs for local residents. This goes beyond the direct benefit to those who work along the waterfront because those people live, play and shop in our community. This is a benefit to all.
"Pierce County is blessed to have a strong port, a growing military base, a thriving aerospace industry and two major medical systems among its key employers. Local and regional partners are committed to making the Puget Sound area an attractive place to do business."
Hunter George, Pierce County Communications253firstname.lastname@example.org