AN ECONOMIC IMPACT ASSESSMENT FOR THE PORT OF LONGVIEW IN COWLITZ COUNTY, WASHINGTON

A 1979 economic impact assessment of the Port of Longview recently estimated the economic effect of the Port on Cowlitz County. This assessment, a result of survey information derived from industries dependent of the Port for waterborne transportation and firms directly needed for the movement of waterborne cargo, provided sales and revenue dollar and employment estimates enabling impact calculations. The Port is directly responsible for generating an estimated $65,000,000 in sales and revenues into the county economy. Of this figure, the Port had sales and revenues of over $9,000,000. When secondary rounds of economic transactions were considered, it was estimated that an additional $71,000,000 in indirect and induced sales and revenues were generated into the county economy. The Port employed approximately 340 people in administration, clerical, stevedoring and various other functions and generated another estimated 860 jobs within the county. The total direct payroll estimated to be over $18,000,000. These jobs were in firms dependent on the Port for some portion of their sales and revenues. When secondary rounds of impact were considered, the Port was responsible for an estimated additional indirect and induced labor force of 1165. The total payroll impact, when secondary rounds of economic transactions were considered was estimated to be over $30,000,000. In terms of economic impact on Cowlitz County, the Port of Longview could be considered a vital force to the county economy.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Port of Longview

    Longview, WA  United States  98632
  • Authors:
    • Shropshire, T
  • Publication Date: 1980-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: 36 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00322605
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 29 1980 12:00AM