October Chamber Forum – Kyle Heaton, Director of the Port of Centralia

Our monthly Centralia-Chehalis Chamber of Commerce Forum featured Kyle Heaton, Director of the Port of Centralia. Heaton talked about the growth of the Park I, currently supporting 22 tenants with combined employment of 745 employees, and Park II which currently supports 9 tenants with combined employment of 610 employees with growth eminent in both Parks in the near future. Growth in both parks will include new tenants in the near future, for example, STIHL Northwest and TRUSS Co., as well as expansions of Who Dat Towers and Cascade Mental Health Care. The current tax benefit and revenue generated by the Port is more than 4.4 million which does not include the City of Centralia Utility Tax.

We wish to thank all those in attendance of the event as well as our Rob Fuller Scholarship raffle donors ToledoTel, Lakeside Industries, Inc., Custom Security Systems, Chehalis – Centralia Railroad & Museum, and Independent Consultant – Jan Leadbetter.

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