Fostering and Nurturing a Diverse and Prosperous Local Economy

  • The Grays Harbor Economic Development Council and Chamber of Commerce have joined forces to form Greater Grays Harbor Inc. The goal of the merger is to increase networking opportunities, facilitate professional development and market local businesses.
  • Visit Grays HarborGrays Harbor Tourism has expanded fair attendance to more than 60,000 visitors and now hosts more than 300 events at the fairgrounds each year. Events hosted by Tourism and other partners are promoted online at visitgraysharbor.com and ghcfairgrounds.com.
  • Pacific Mountain Workforce Development Council, along with Grays Harbor College, the Grays Harbor PDA and Greater Grays Harbor, Inc. has commissioned a regional industry cluster analysis to determine future employment opportunities and priorities. The results of this study will help partners prioritize future investment, recruitment and workforce training.
  • Mark Reed HospitalA New Mark Reed Hospital in Elma will provide an expanded range of services close to home with essential improvements including pumped oxygen, ADA accessibility, centralized air and a variety of amenities. This expansion will help the hospital retain 80 full time jobs in Grays Harbor and protect nearly $6.5 million in local spending supported by the MR facilities.
  • The skyline along the Port of Grays Harbor is changing as AGP installs new grain silos as part of a planned expansion at the Port’s export terminal. When complete, AGP will have the ability to simultaneously load and unload grain from ship to silo and better manage use of rail cars. The storage silos can accommodate soybean meal, corn, soybeans and other agricultural products. There will be a total of 13 new silos when the expansion project is complete.