EDC goes for cold storage, aquaculture grants
December 18th, 2003
(Port Angeles) -- Clallam County and Port Angeles are closer to two new industries, following city council sponsorship of two grant applications. The grants are from the Community Economic Revitalization Board. .
Through the Clallam Networks program, the marine services and agriculture industry cluster teams are looking into the feasibility of a cold storage facility and an aquaculture project for the area.
The cold storage grant application is for $25-thousand dollars, and the aquaculture project is for $50-thousand.
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