The Port of Woodland Commission has developed a new program called the Capital Community Development Project (CCDP), a funding mechanism to work with local community members to improve the Port District. The Commission developed the new project early in 2016 but concerns regarding funding and security prompted the Commission to delay the project. The CCDP is open to non-profit, for profit, business, government or other organization that meets the criteria and requirements outlined in the application for program and project reimbursement.
The CCDP was developed to assist the Port in meeting its mission “to support the economic growth and recreational opportunities of a diverse array of businesses, industries and services that enhance the District.” The Port Commission has developed a set of criteria and requirements to meet the CCDP’s goals: economic development, stewardship, increasing the tax base and improving the quality of place. “The CCDP program provides the Port another way to engage and improve our community beyond our usual business,” stated Commissioner Dale Boon, chair of the CCDP program.
“Port’s traditionally focus on providing land and buildings for industries and look to the community as a whole to provide the quality of place a business is looking for when relocating. We have a top-notch school district with a new high school, beautiful parks and recreational areas, prime location along Interstate 5 and the Columbia and Lewis Rivers. All of these provide the Port the opportunity to attract and retain businesses,” stated Executive Director Jennifer Keene. “The CCDP program just provides the Port another mechanism to work with our community to continue to improve the Port and community.”
Applications will be available January 3, 2017 on the Port’s website at www.portofwoodland.com or at the Port office through January 23, 2017. The Port Commission will hear presentations for requests in February and awards will made at the February 16 or March 2 Commission meetings. The Port will hold a fall application cycle beginning July 3, 2017.