Over eighty community leaders were in attendance in Clatskanie for a presentation given by NW Innovation Works, LLC on Tuesday, May 6. The presentation focused on the major industrial project the corporation is planning at Port Westward, about seven miles from Clatskanie on the Columbia River. The event was hosted by the Columbia County Economic Team at the recently re-opened Humps Restaurant.
NW Innovation Works, a multi-national partnership, is currently looking to develop plants in three locations in Oregon and Washington: Port Westward, Port of Kalama and the Port of Tacoma.
NW Innovation Works will invest one billion dollars at each plant and will produce methanol from natural gas which will be shipped to Asia – including China – where it will be used to produce the key compound employed in the manufacturing of everything from plastic water bottles, cell phone cases, nylon carpets and more.
Each new plant will provide 1000 jobs during construction, along with 120 permanent family wage jobs once the initial phase in completed. During a planned second phase a second plant will be constructed which will double the size of each complex. Read More