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Columbia Basin is poised to become a regional hub of manufacturing and industrial development

The Port of Othello was voted into existence in November 1966. The Port encompasses 182 square miles in the panhandle of Adams County, Washington. The geographic area includes irrigated and dry land farms, grazing land, and state and federal wildlife conservation areas. The City of Othello is the only incorporated area within the Port District.

The Port of Othello lies within the Columbia Basin Irrigation Project located in the central plateau of Eastern Washington. The irrigated lands surrounding the City of Othello provide a major contribution of agricultural products to the nation and the world.

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The long range growth potential of the Othello area and the surrounding region has become a focus area in recent years. Industrial development and resulting population expansion is expected to continue for decades to come. Our hub location allows us to draw from and support a large area, leading as far as Spokane, Moses Lake, Royal City, Connell, and the Tri-Cities area.

Port of Othello is served by Columbia Basin Railroads and connects directly with BNSF in the City of Connell. This key transportation infrastructure makes the area ideal for manufacturers and food processors seeking quick and convenient access to regional and international markets and distribution hubs.

An abundance of available land holds incredible promise for industrial expansion. To position Port of Othello as a new hub for industrial business, area officials are pursuing construction of an industrial wastewater plan.

The proposed industrial wastewater plant would process 3.4 million gallons of water a day for reuse. Port of Othello owns 100 acres of ground, and many private landowners who hold an additional 200+ acres are motivated to see the proposed project move forward. Adams County Development Council sees great potential to evolve Port of Othello into a mecca for food processing and general manufacturing.

For more information about the Port of Othello, visit their website

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