Larry Bailey’s Proposed Procedural Plan for the Port of Lopez to invest in Economic Development

The Port determines its financial capacity, priorities, and goals for pursuing economic development in the community. The Port holds public forums to invite comments on its plans and input on which industries the Port should support. The Port establishes guidelines for investing, and invites proposals from the community. The Port appoints a Business Advisory Council …

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Larry’s responses to League of Women Voters Questionnaire

Why did you decide to run for this position? As a 42 year homeowner and a full-timer since 2010, I’m very concerned about the future of our wonderful Lopez community. Our population of twenty- to forty-year-olds is shrinking dramatically because of the lack of good jobs and affordable housing. My wife, as a trustee, and …

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Doing business with Washington’s Ports

Doing business with Washington’s ports is easy because although they’re public, they function much like private businesses. In fact, the Washington State Legislature has empowered port districts to build and develop facilities that create jobs. Because Washington’s ports are guided by locally elected port commissioners, they’re able to meet the specific economic development needs of …

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Possible guidelines for selecting Port economic development projects

To further its mission and fulfill its values, the Board of Commissioners of the Port of Coupeville will evaluate each project or initiative, prioritizing projects and initiatives that best achieve the following economic, and stewardship criteria. The degree to which a project or initiative meets each criteria shall be integral to establishing its priority for …

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