The Port of Everett has teamed up with the cities of Arlington and Marysville and the Economic Alliance Snohomish County to work collaboratively on the Cascade Industrial Center (CIC). The CIC is an industrial park strategically located in the North Puget Sound near the Arlington Airport, and is one of ONLY three areas in the Puget Sound with more than 4,000 acres ready to be developed into a critical job center. Investing in economic development opportunities like these that support advanced manufacturing and family-wage jobs are crucial to the economic vitality of both the county and our region. Development of the CIC is estimated to generate 25,000 new jobs by 2040, and will further improve quality of life for county residents by providing close to home working opportunities. Currently, 55-percent of residents drive outside of the county for work. The cities of Arlington and Marysville have received grant awards totaling $100,000 from the Washington State Department of Commerce Community Economic Revitalization Board to put toward the master planning effort.