Longview, located in Cowlitz County, has long been an important transportation hub with exceptional access to water, rail and the highway system. Existing and planned infrastructure includes deep-water port access and docking capacity for large-scale freight vessels. Millennium’s heavy industrial site gives us the capability to operate an import-export facility that efficiently serves industries located in both Washington state and Asia – our state’s top trading region.
Since the 1850s, Cowlitz County has attracted generations of families proud to live and work along the banks of the Columbia River. The unique combination of location, dedicated work force and unified community makes it an ideal site for Millennium. These qualities will provide the Cowlitz County community, the region and the state with good family-wage jobs and more tax revenue for years to come.
At Millennium, we have learned that we’re stronger when we work together. The same is true in our community. Which is why Millennium works with over 50 organizations to help where we can make the most impact.
Here are some recent examples of Millennium’s community outreach efforts:
- Furniture Donations: Previous owners of the Millennium site had amassed several warehouses full of furniture and household goods. Millennium employees organized the furniture and supplies and donated them to local veterans’ groups, community groups, and women’s shelters.
- Education: Millennium believes that education holds the power to significantly change our community for the better. With diverse fundraising events, academic scholarships and educational outreach programs for six schools, Millennium invests in the next generation of community leaders and employees at our site.
- Day of Caring: Millennium and other local organizations teamed up with United Way to bring a Day of Caring to Cowlitz County. Teams of our employees volunteered at local non-profit agencies to complete projects that had previously been understaffed or under-resourced.
- Holiday Donations: Millennium joins forces with the Highlands Neighborhood Association throughout the holidays by helping to provide Thanksgiving dinner to families in need. A month later, our participants in the Adopt-a-family campaign match struggling families with a donor who provides gifts for the household during the holidays.