Annual Port Report Coming to Everett Waterfront on July 11

Annual Port Report Coming to Everett Waterfront on July 11 Main Photo

5 Jul 2023


Everett, WA., July 3, 2023 – Economic Alliance Snohomish County, in partnership with the Port of Everett, is pleased to invite the community to its annual Port Report event on Tuesday, July 11, 2023, from 4:00 to 7:00 pm. This year, the event offers an exclusive look at The Muse Whiskey & Coffee, a new establishment at the Everett waterfront that restored and reopens the historic Weyerhaeuser Building for public enjoyment.

The Port Report event will feature the Port of Everett's annual update, highlighting exciting news about upcoming advancements that will further support the regional economy. The Port’s presentation will take place outside in Boxcar Park. Following the presentation, attendees will be welcomed inside The Muse Whiskey & Coffee for a reception featuring cocktails crafted by The Muse and farm-to-table fare prepared by Della Terra Catering. 

Economic Alliance Snohomish County thanks its Partner Sponsors who have made this event possible: Port of Everett, Tulalip Tribes,  KRKO/KXA Radio, and  The Boeing Company. For tickets to the event, please click here.

Restoration and Reopening of the Historic Weyerhaeuser Building

In March 2022, the Port of Everett signed a 10-year lease agreement with Weyerhaeuser Muse LLC, owned by Jack and Jin Ng of NGMA Group, to revitalize the historic Weyerhaeuser Building. The public/private partnership aimed to restore the iconic waterfront structure to its former 1920s glory and reopen it for the public as The Muse Whiskey & Coffee — a coffee house by day and speakeasy-style whiskey bar by night. Work to ready the space, including repair of all windows to historical standards, interior renovations, ADA enhancements, utility upgrades, modernization of restrooms, exterior landscaping, and tenant improvements by the NGMA Group to bring the space to life. The Muse will also serve as a museum, showcasing the rich history of the building via a virtual tour experience and serve as a new events and meeting space venue. 

"We are thrilled that this partnership could breathe new life into the historic Weyerhaeuser Building and deliver a unique and thoughtful space for our community," Port of Everett CEO Lisa Lefeber said. "The Muse Whiskey & Coffee is a one-of-a-kind destination dining experience that celebrates Everett's rich history. We hope you enjoy the renovation as much as we do.” 

Supporting Economic Development: The Port of Everett

The Port of Everett, located in Everett, Washington, is a leader in economic development, trade, and recreational opportunities, supporting thousands of jobs and contributing to the growth and prosperity of the region. With a strategic vision for a vibrant and balanced working waterfront, the Port continues to invest in its facilities and infrastructure to meet the evolving needs of its community and stakeholders.

The Port of Everett has significantly contributed to the economic growth and well-being of Snohomish County and Washington State. According to an independent 2019 Martin Associates economic impact report, the Port of Everett generates remarkable economic benefits, including supporting 39,225 direct, induced, and indirect jobs. The Port's activities also resulted in $4.7 billion in total wages and salaries and local consumption expenditures within the local and regional economy. Moreover, local businesses received $4.9 billion in revenue, and $659 million of local purchases were made due to the Port's activities supporting indirect jobs. The Port of Everett's cargo, marina, and tenant activities also contributed $433.4 million of state and local tax revenue.

“The Port of Everett plays a pivotal role in driving economic growth and prosperity for Snohomish County and the surrounding region,” said Garry Clark, President and CEO of Economic Alliance Snohomish County. “Year after year, the Port demonstrates its unwavering commitment to fostering business development, creating job opportunities, and advancing our local economy.”

About Economic Alliance Snohomish County

Economic Alliance Snohomish County (EASC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with members from the public and private sectors and is designated by the State and Snohomish County as the county economic development authority. As such, it generates and advocates for intelligent economic policy and strategies, grow living wage jobs, and expand the economy through business expansion and attraction. EASC also hosts business services from the SBA and other federal and state agencies to deliver business services to local businesses.

For more information, please contact: 

Raechel Morera
Communications & Brand Manager
Economic Alliance Snohomish County