Port of Warden Gets SIP Funding for Infrastructure Phase 2
In the past few years, a great deal of economic development and freight growth has occurred at the Port of Warden (Grant County Port District No. 8). In particular, a number of major food processors, cold storage warehousing companies, produce packers and agri-business companies have facilities in the district.
The Port was recently awarded $175,000 in Strategic Infrastructure Program (SIP) funding from Grant County for the road design and engineering portion of Phase 2 of the Port of Warden rail and road infrastructure expansion project. Dale Pomeroy, Port of Warden chair, says the SIP grant award will help to set the stage for the Port of Warden’s federal funding request for $6 million for the Port of Warden rail and road infrastructure expansion project.
The project would further expand the rail ($3.5 million) and road ($2.5 million) infrastructure within the Port of Warden and to port-owned industrial zoned properties on the southwest side of Warden to handle the increasing growth in freight from industrial, food processing and agricultural shippers.
Additionally, the Port of Warden has about 250 acres of industrial-zoned development-ready properties which are ideal for frozen food processors, fresh produce packers, warehousing and cold storage distribution facilities, agricultural manufacturers and other agri-business related operations.
Lisa Brown has decades of experience in corporate communications and marketing management with organizations including Coldwell Banker Residential, Grubb & Ellis, Marcus & Millichap, NAIOP, SIOR and ALM.
In those positions, she worked in conjunction with chief executive officers and chief marketing officers to create corporate messaging, cohesive branding standards, strategic marketing plans and thought pieces. Brown is a frequent speaker at industry events and an editing adjunct professor for an online course. She has a master’s degree in mass communications from San Jose State University.