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Port promoters want clean environment


Our marketing and advertising of the Haines port is bringing together people and companies with many different interests. We want to keep an open mind to any proposal that is environmentally safe and does not overly disrupt the community.

We recognize any development will not make everyone happy. Development is bound to disrupt some. We also recognize Haines is big enough to embrace most interests. We are not looking for government funding, taxes or grants. Mostly we look to private enterprise. There may be opportunity for government investment (AIDEA).

Our effort is to create a sound economy with good-paying, lifetime jobs. We look for Haines to be a good, clean, healthy place for people to visit, live, raise families, and retire.

             Bill Kurz

             Haines Port Development Council Board Member