Port Hires Nelson Holmberg

Nelson Holmberg

As the Port of Ridgefield moves ahead in its efforts to encourage quality development in the rapidly-growing Discovery Corridor just north of Portland, Ore., the economic development municipality recently created and filled a new position to boost those efforts.

Today the Port announced it has tapped life-long Clark County resident Nelson Holmberg as Vice President of Innovation. Holmberg started with the Port on June 15. Port Chief Executive Officer Brent Grening said the timing – and the person – are right.

“The Port is seeking projects and opportunities that will transform the economy of the Discovery Corridor,” Grening said. “We believe Nelson has the unique capacity to develop and grow the Port partnerships that can drive and develop that new economy.”

Holmberg’s duties at the Port of Ridgefield will be to identify and secure new opportunities and revenue streams for the Port.

“The Port Commission understands we need new, innovative ways of doing things, and the human resource with the time to move those ideas forward,” Grening said. He also emphasized that Holmberg is passionate about the area, and possesses a shared vision of the opportunity and potential for Ridgefield. “Nelson is an innovator. He’s a catalyst, and an important addition to our team. He sees opportunity, goes after it, and makes it happen,” said Grening.  “He’s exactly what the Port needs.”

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