Here’s the information you need to take a self-guided walking tour of the Port of Seattle’s Fishermen’s Terminal. This guide details 18 points of interest and also helps you identify the different kinds of fishing boat moored at the Terminal, which is celebrating its centennial in 2014
"As the second day of Seattle’s Pacific Marine Expo kicked off Thursday, the buzz among the attendees — fishermen and legislators alike — was a newly released economic report boasting of Washington’s $30 billion maritime industry.
"In the state, a maritime industry that traces its roots back to Hudson’s Bay Co.’s commissioning of the S.S. Beaver, the first steamship in the Pacific Northwest, generates $15.2 billion in direct revenues and is responsible for 57,700 jobs.
"When combined with indirect revenues, the numbers increased to $30 billion and more than 148,000 jobs in 2012, according to the comprehensive study commissioned by the Economic Development Council of Seattle and King County and the Workforce Development Council of Seattle-King County."
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Frank Foti, Vigor’s CEO, isn’t one to sit around and wait for problems to self-resolve. He decided the best way to find a skilled available workforce was to train them in-house. The Northwest communities in Seattle and Portland are the first to benefit from his vision of training the next generation of craftspeople for family-wage careers in the reviving American shipbuilding industry.
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Inslee hires former Port of Seattle exec to boost maritime industry
– Puget Sound Business Journal
Steve Sewell, who formerly headed up the Port of Seattle's Seaport
Division, will now be economic development director for Washington state's
maritime industry sector. The post,within the Washington state Department of Commerce, will parallel the state's Office of Aerospace.
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