The Oregonian reports that South Beach got another shot in the arm last week when it was announced the Port of Newport received a grant for $2 million. The money, from the Federal Department of Transportation, will be used to leverage more money from Oregon officials to complete a shipping facility.
After the port builds the 10-acre facility, officials want to lease it to a private operator, who would service agricultural producers from the mid-Willamette Valley and shuttle waste paper material from southern California.
This welcomed move will hopefully bring new job opportunities to Newport.
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