Port of Bremerton wins Job Creator of the Year award

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The Port of Bremerton was awarded the 2021 Job Creator of the Year last month by the Washington Public Ports Association at the association’s spring conference.

The recognition, presented by WPPA President Kathy Pittis, was given to the port agency that best exemplifies growth in the creation of sustainable living wage jobs for the community that increases economic opportunity, sponsors said.

“I am honored to receive this recognition from the Association and amongst my fellow Port colleagues,” said Port of Bremerton CEO Jim Rothlin. “This particular award is very meaningful because it ties in directly with our commissioners’ mission to create jobs and improve the economy for our community.”

Rothlin said that over the past five years, jobs at the Port of Bremerton have increased 255%.