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Port of Portland

Coalition Lead Applicant: Port of Portland

Project Title: Build Back Better with Mass Timber

Region (applicant-defined): 21 counties in Oregon and one in Washington

Cluster Sector(s): Building and Construction; Natural Resources

Concept Proposal Narrative (applicant submitted) (PDF)

Project Description:
The coalition, led by the Port of Portland, aims to expand the regional mass timber industry cluster to address climate change impacts, social inequities, and the economic disruption caused by the pandemic. The coalition plans to address these regional issues by researching, prototyping, and commercializing prefabricated mass timber housing systems. Proposed projects are primarily focused on creating a manufacturing facility, workforce education and training, and building facilities that support research and development.

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