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Port of Coos Bay CEO looks forward to completed projects, 'renewal of maritime commerce'

From an open letter titled ‘Dear Stakeholder: A Letter from Port of Coos Bay CEO John Burns’:

In 2017, the Port has continued to build out our team with the addition of four team members, three of which were hired to fill new positions at the Port reflecting growing Port operations. With our built-out team, we have undertaken several big initiatives and projects this year. One such endeavor was to “get Coos Bay on the map”. You may have seen our Annual Report or Port videos highlighting a future vision of the Port of Coos Bay. These are all part of our campaign to bring awareness to the economic development opportunities at the Port of Coos Bay. We also continue to strive towards conclusion of big capital improvement projects such as the Channel Modification project, Coos Bay rail line tunnel rehabilitation project, and infrastructure upgrades in the Charleston Marina. Infrastructure improvement will continue to remain a top priority as we head into 2018 because we believe that solid infrastructure is the foundation for future economic growth.

Our vision entails great renewal of maritime commerce in our region driven by port managed public investments in our waterways, rail, and marina infrastructure and partnerships with our regional, national and international stakeholders. We are ready to see this vision come to fruition. Thus, in 2018, we will continue to tell and live out our story as a port city ready to be the next global trade hub for Oregon and the nation. We will continue to develop existing assets and new infrastructure, continue to advocate for Southwest Oregon’s economic potential to our government leaders, and continue to seek various development opportunities for our waterfront property.

Read the rest at the Port’s web site

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