OLYMPIA — Gov. Jay Inslee will spend two days touring Pacific and Grays Harbor counties next week.

The Democratic governor will visit local points of interest, meet with community leaders, and “discuss economic development, natural resources and recreational tourism,” spokeswoman Tara Lee said in a July 21 press release.

On Monday, July 24, Inslee will visit the future site of the Aberdeen Gateway Center, then travel to Westport to tour the downtown area and visit local businesses. He will also participate in several meetings with local leaders and organizations.

On July 25, Inslee will visit Pacific County, where he plans to “hear current plans to enhance financial growth and facilitate tourism, and outcomes of state investments into the local economy,” Lee said.

His busy Tuesday itinerary will start with a morning discussion of the emerging laminated timber industry at the Grays Harbor Community College Campus in Raymond. From there, he will tour the Willapa Bay with oyster growers.

In the afternoon, the governor plans to visit the Peninsula, where he will meet with travel and tourism industry representatives, then take a bike ride on the Discovery Trail.

Another national political VIP will visit south Pacific County on Aug. 8, when U.S. Sen. Patty Murray plans to attend an event at Cape Disappointment.

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