New Emerald Coast Opportunity Zone is highlight of Peninsula Tour
Gov. Inslee recently toured the Olympic Peninsula, helping launch the new Emerald Coast Opportunity Zone (#ECOZ).
According to Joshua Berger, the governor’s Director of Economic Development for the Maritime Industry, “The Emerald Coast Opportunity Zone represents a powerful public-private collaboration forged to bring new investment to the Olympic Peninsula. The Governor’s visit is especially important in that his Washington Maritime BLUE initiative is a first-of-its-kind effort to promote innovation and sustainability in the state’s maritime industry. One of the priorities in this initiative is to continue to support and accelerate programs that build the maritime workforce in rural and underserved communities.”
The Emerald Coast Opportunity Zone partnership includes the Jamestown S’Klallam, Quileute Nation, Hoh, Makah and Lower Elwha Klallam tribes; the Clallam County Economic Development Corporation; the cities of Sequim, Port Angeles and Forks; and, the Port of Port Angeles.