Thursday, July 17, 2014

Marine Tourism Bill Levels Play Field

The Marine Tourism Bill will keep visitors' boats in our marinas longer rather than cross-border stays here being limited to 60 days, meaning more customers for our local economy.

The economic impact would be gigantic for our community. It will stabilize our recreational waterfront and help our local marinas, boatyards, electricians, welders, painters, carpenters benefit when boats are kept in our state’s waters.  Additionally, retailers, restaurants and hotels would see a more sustained market and avoid spiking.

Washington’s limit on cross-border stays contrasts sharply with the extended opportunities in Canada. Let’s finally level the playing field here in Washington State.

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