15 Apr Study Highlights COVID-19 Pandemic’s Impact on the Tri-Cities’ Economy
Study Highlights COVID-19’s Impact on the Tri-Cities’ Economy
Port of Kennewick Hired Eastern Washington University for Analysis
Kennewick, Wash. Port of Kennewick’s Board commissioned a study issued this week to better understand the COVID-19 pandemic’s economic impact on the Tri-Cities region.
Port of Kennewick Commissioners hired the Institute for Public Policy & Economic Analysis at Eastern Washington University. The consultant team, led by D. Patrick Jones, Ph.D., evaluated a variety of specific economic dimensions to provide a near-term outlook for the Tri-Cities region.
“The port’s mission is economic development, and we seek to follow a thoughtful, strategic approach to our endeavors. As we revitalize port-owned land in Kennewick’s Historic Waterfront District and prepare to open Vista Field for private-sector development, we wanted to assess local economic conditions,” said port CEO Tim Arntzen. “The commission’s forward-thinking approach in seeking this report will help the port – and other public and governmental entities in the region – better respond to community needs as we transition out of the pandemic.”
Port of Kennewick is an economic development entity focused on developing assets to create sustainable family-wage jobs, build infrastructure and user-friendly transportation systems and enhance the quality of life within the port district.