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Port, marina visitors create a current of commerce


Last updated 4/7/2016 at Noon

Although the Edmonds Marina may look calm, visitors to the Port of Edmonds create a current of commerce throughout the city by dining at local restaurants and shopping with Edmonds merchants.

Though small in scale compared to the Port of Seattle or even the Port of Everett, the Port of Edmonds and marina businesses contribute to the city’s economy by netting out-of-town dollars.

City Economic Development Director Patrick Dougherty said when most people think of a port, they tend to think of a place where ships come and go.

“Certainly in some places that’s much more obvious where there’s working commercial or industrial ports, you see the engines of industry and commerce happening right in front of you, but really every port has some component of supporting and promotin...

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