Blame Canada

Big gain for the Port of Seattle and our region. Not only do cruise ships have a huge economic impact ($274 million annual business revenue, 2,380 jobs and $8 million in annual state & local taxes) but it’s a huge driver of tourists to our region who are likely to stay a few days before or after in local hotel rooms, eat in local restaurants and visit attractions. Also, at a time when Canadian ports like Prince Rupert are doing everything possible to take our container business, it’s nice to snatch one back from them…

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