The City of Marysville is cheering news that the Community Economic Revitalization Board (CERB) will allocate $100,000 toward the Arlington Marysville Manufacturing Industrial Center (MIC).The state announced last week grants of $50,000 each to the cities of Marysville and Arlington for infrastructure development planning and economic plan development.
With more than 4,000 acres of land, the Arlington Marysville MIC is the second-largest such center in Snohomish County. The MIC is a joint project, with 57% of the property in Arlington and 43% in Marysville. About 44% of the area – more than 1,750 acres - has capacity for additional development.
“This grant furthers our ability to attract business-ready companies and major employers to Marysville,” said Mayor Jon Nehring. “While Marysville has long had a reputation as a bedroom community, I believe that can change. Increased employment opportunities here at home will help realize our vision for Marysville – a viable, attractive place to live, work and play.”
Nehring applauded the City Council’s ongoing support for the MIC and Marysville’s partnership with the City of Arlington over several years to reach this point.
This is the just the latest good news for the area. Last week Comcast announced plans to build a major fiber-optic network between Marysville and Arlington by mid-2018. This infrastructure investment supports the MIC vision of attracting up to 20,000 good-paying industrial and manufacturing jobs to the area over the next several years.