By Karen Robes Meeks
The Port of Camas-Washougal recently secured a $216,131 grant and $1.22 million loan from the Washington State Community Economic Revitalization Board (CERB) to augment construction at the Steigerwald Commerce Center.
The money will go toward the creation of the center’s 50,000-square-foot Building 20. With an estimated $1 million in private investment, the project is expected to create as many as 80 permanent jobs over the next five years.
“We are grateful and very excited for the opportunity CERB has provided,” said Port Chief Executive Officer Ripp. “The employment opportunities this project creates for the community is what the Port is all about.”