McMorris Rodgers Meets with Local Stakeholders to Develop Plan to Complete North Spokane Corridor

Spokane, WA– Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) hosted a meeting with local stakeholders today to coordinate efforts to see the North Spokane Corridor through to completion.  The Corridor is a multi-generational project that, once finished, will connect trade routes throughout Eastern Washington, the region, and Canada, helping farmers and small business owners transport their goods and commodities throughout North America.

“The North Spokane Corridor has been – and continues to be – an effective multimodal transportation system that has the potential to create thousands of jobs and bring hundreds of millions of dollars in new tax revenue to our community,” said Rep. McMorris Rodgers.  “There is a role for the federal government in funding infrastructure projects, like the North Spokane Corridor.  And by working together at the state and local level, I know we can increase the likelihood of earning more federal support. Today’s meeting was an important step forward in achieving our goal of completing the Corridor and boosting Eastern Washington’s economy.”

Stakeholders at today’s meeting included Mr. Wayne Brokaw; Executive Director of Inland Northwest AGC; Mr. Tom Paine, Director of Government Affairs, AVISTA; and Mr. Rich Hadley, CEO of Greater Spokane, Inc., among others.    

Last year, Rep. McMorris Rodgers advocated for the North Spokane Corridor and other Eastern Washington transportation priorities by submitting written testimony to the House Highways and Transit Subcommittee as part of their drafting of the Surface Transportation Reauthorization Bill.
 

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