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Harbor District looks to bring commerce, economic develpments to Samoa's old pulp mill
EUREKA- The Humboldt Bay Harbor District is in its planning and development phase for future uses of the old pulp mill in Samoa.
Exhibits were on display Monday afternoon at the HSU Aquatic Center showcasing proposed uses for the newly acquired site. The exhibits ranged from renewable energy, manufacturing and shipping, aquaculture, and ethanol distillery.
In August of last year the district acquired the 70-acre mill in hopes of revitalizing the site to use for commerce and development. Currently, the district has one tenant on the lot while the cleanup of hazardous waste continues. Harbor commissioner Richard Marks said once they have established the old site, it could boost the local economy and bring in hundreds of new jobs to the area.
Marks said that once the committee has narrowed down feasible ideas they will start developing those ideas into actions plans. The next economic development meeting is set for March 10.