House Votes to "Bring the Fleets Home"
|HJR 27 Supports Moving Coastal Villages Region Fund from Seattle to Seward|
Posted: April 8, 2011
The Coastal Villages plan is about economic development, jobs and resources staying in Alaska ...
House Joint Resolution 27, sponsored by Resources Co-Chair Paul Seaton, R-Homer, is a vote of confidence towards the Coastal Villages Region Fund Community Development Quota, or CDQ, fishing fleet's plans to build home port facilities in Seward. "The Coastal Villages plan is about economic development, jobs and resources staying in Alaska instead of leaving every Summer and Fall for Washington," Seaton said. "The industry is a $2.5 billion per year endeavor and the CDQ group's share is expected to be $75 million. That, plus payroll, processing and shipping would be a tremendous economic shot in the arm for Seward and Southcentral Alaska."
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