Improving Communications
is Focus of New Port Initiative
by Miles Thomas
“Mid-Columbia Energy Initiative’s purpose is to promote our regional
innovation in clean energy and advanced manufacturing; the Port of
Benton’s effort is a collaborative step forward to tell our community’s story.”

– David Reeploeg, TRIDEC VP for Federal Programs; MCEI Liaison
What are we doing differently?
  • Digital syndication of our biannual newsletter; the RePort of Benton

  • Monthly and as-needed eCommunications

  • Focused communication to tenants and development partners
More News from the Port of Benton
Prosser Economic Development Association Executive Director Retires
Deb Heintz, Prosser Economic Development Association Executive Director, is retiring after 16 years. During her tenure, she worked side by side with regional partners and principal businesses to grow Prosser’s economy. Read on...
Croskrey Brothers Improve Development Buildings
The Port of Benton recently sold two 40,000 square foot buildings and land to Croskrey Brothers, LLC for redevelopment. This is the first phase of a five-year plan to improve the existing property and bring new development to the area. Read on...
New Upgrades at Crow Butte Park
Crow Butte Park is being refreshed with tree trimming, sewer and irrigation upgrades, just in time for seasonal visitors. Read on or...
Honey Bee Quilting
Honey Bee Quilting, a full-service quilt shop, is a new business operating in a Port of Benton facility in Benton City. Stocked with a huge selection of 100% cotton fabrics in an array of prints and related quilt supplies, Honey Bee also offers machine quilting as a service. Honey Bee Quilting is the go-to source for quilt supplies.
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Meet the Port of Benton's Newest Employees
Meet Ron Branine, Joe Walker, and Summers Miya. They are the newest employees to join the Port of Benton team. 
Ron Branine
Facilities Manager
Summers Miya
Administrative Tech
Joe Walker
Airport Manager
Port Kudos Corner:
Jeff Moore
Meet Jeff Moore. He is a Port of Benton facilities maintenance manager celebrating 17 years of service.

Jeff Moore and Family
Facilities Maintenance Manager Jeff Moore at the Port's Offices
Your Port Commission
Jane F. Hagarty
Commission President
Robert D. Larson
Commission Vice President
Roy Keck
Commission Secretary
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Thank you for taking the time to read about the latest updates from the Port of Benton!

Diahann C. Howard, PPM
Executive Director