TACOMA – The Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber welcomes Northwest Innovation Works to the Pacific Northwest and the community. Thursday, May 1 the Port of Tacoma moved forward with a feasibility study on Northwest Innovation Works’ proposal to build a facility to convert natural gas to methanol by approving the request for authorization for the Port’s Chief Executive Officer to sign a term lease agreement with Northwest Innovation Works, Tacoma, LLC.
“Northwest Innovation Works’ more than 200 permanent jobs with family-wage compensation earned by workers producing increased wealth for our community will provide a long-term boost to our economy and overall economic well-being. We should see the benefits of this economic activity and increased jobs and wealth generation in all sectors of our community,” said Tom Pierson, Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber President & CEO.
The Chamber thanks the Port of Tacoma for bringing this economic development to the citizens of Pierce County. The 1,000+ construction jobs that Northwest Innovation Works will bring to our workforce desired work opportunities and the satisfactions that come with productive labor.
In regards to the community, the Chamber values the commitment of Northwest Innovation Works for environmental stewardship and its focus on safety. The Chamber also believes this facility will be a nexus for industrial development and a contributor to the economic diversity of our region, lessening our susceptibility to adverse economic cycles.