February 4, 2021 — A number of projects and developments that began in 2020 at the Port of Skagit continue to move forward, along with new projects that are set to begin this year.  This realized and anticipated growth has prompted the addition of two new professional positions with the Port.

A Project Manager position and an Environmental Planning Specialist position have been added to the Port team and are currently posted on the Port’s website.  The Project Manager position will provide support for a number of current and future construction projects at Port of Skagit properties.  The recent increase in private and public development projects, including the construction of hangar buildings, expanded apron surface and new tenant construction at Skagit Regional Airport and Bayview Business Park has led to the need for an additional staff person to support these and other projects, from start to finish.

Similarly, the new Environmental Planning Specialist position will support a variety of projects and help manage many aspects of the anticipated growth, including permitting, planning and environmental stewardship.

Development at the Port of Skagit in 2020 included the completion of two t-hangar buildings, built and operated by Dyberg Aviation, and new facility construction for Systima Technologies, an aerospace engineering and manufacturing company headquartered in Kirkland.  Port projects currently underway include the Mavrik Marine facility expansion at the La Conner Marina, the FAA-funded expansion of apron space at the southeast end of the airfield at Skagit Regional Airport, and two large, privately constructed hangars to help accommodate increased business jet traffic.   Projects in line to begin in 2021 include the construction of a new facility for Island Grown Farmers’ Cooperative, currently located in Bow, additional private development on the north end of the airfield and building renovation for new tenants coming into the business park.

The Port of Skagit’s mission is Good Jobs for the Skagit Valley.   The Port’s essential purpose is to contribute to the economic vitality of Skagit County through the development of facilities and infrastructure that support local commerce, trade and tourism.