The Winlock community continues to invest in infrastructure essential to developing the Benaroya Pacific Northwest Regional Logistics Center near Winlock.
During the last Legislative session, Senator John Braun successfully advocated and retained $1.5 million in funding to extend utility infrastructure to the Benaroya site.
The City of Winlock will utilize the Legislative funding to build a 1.3 mile (7,000 feet) of waterline that will be extended to the south end of the Industrial Park.
Winlock Mayor Don Bradshaw declared, "The construction of the waterline in the near future will move us one step closer to having the site shovel-ready for a future manufacturing or distribution facility."
Winlock is taking a leadership role in getting the site ready for business investment. "We are open for business, people need to know that they welcome here."
The Benaroya site is one of the last large sites available along Interstate 5 between Los Angeles and Vancouver BC. It is unique to find 320 acres with water extended to the site and zoned industrial on a freeway interchange.
Larry Benaroya said, "We think that this site has potential with its location between Portland and Seattle. Benaroya sees the great potential of the industrial site."
The industrial site has a promising future with a true public-private partnership moving the site forward with infrastructure and an environment that will welcome new business investment.
For more information on this project go to www.winlockip.com or contact the Lewis EDC.