Port of Lewiston hit hard in economic downturn


view of Lewiston, ID and Clarkston, WA

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The Port of Lewiston is the inland most seaport on the West Coast, more than 400 miles from the Pacific Ocean. A series of dams and locks completed on the Snake in 1975 allow ocean-based commerce to be conducted here, and in two nearby ports in Washington state.

But business has dropped sharply at the port, to 1970s levels, just in the past year, prompting longtime critics to suggest that the port – which gets about 20 percent of its $2.29 million annual budget from local property taxes – may not be economically viable in the future.

via Port of Lewiston in Business Slump – News Story – KXLY Spokane.

Wheat shipments are way down (that’s not true says this story) and container shipments are about 1/6th of what they were in 2007.


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