Port of Port Townsend considers incentives

by Tim Flanagan on May 28, 2009

Jeff Chew has this article in the Peninsula Daily News:

Marine trade representatives agreed to form a committee to work with the Port of Port Townsend beginning next week to come up with port haul-out and storage discounts that, medical coupled with an aggressive marketing campaign, artificial will lure new boat-work business.

The port commissioners Wednesday night struck up a conversation with Boat Haven business owners, emergency many of whom said boat-repair business was slow-to-nothing.

“I don’t think anybody in the marine trades has raised their rates except the port,” said Mark Jochems, owner of Shoreline Marine Diesel.

“I don’t have any place else to cut. I’m bare bones right now. If it gets any worse, I don’t know. I’m going to be relying on emergencies this summer.”

Jochems was among about 15 marine operators who attended the port commissioners meeting, many of them talking about lagging business.

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