I am a local homeowner and my husband and I are contributors to our "tax" revenue base. We believe in a new direction for Whatcom County's business workforce, simple put; cultivate increase and a significant expansion of private companies and businesses locally. Get the people back to work by adding more employees into our local workforce and stimulating our economic growth. This is why we are in support of the Gateway Pacific Terminal at Cherry Point which will add approximately 1,200 new jobs locally and will be environmentally sound, implementing federal and state standards. And also will be increasing Whatcom County's annual tax revenue and stimulating a healthy economy for Whatcom County.