RICHLAND, Wash. -- A sizeable land transfer that's been in motion for five years is now official.
A press conference was held at Richland City Hall earlier today as TRIDEC transferred 1,341 acres of land to the city of Richland and the Port of Benton.
TRIDEC initially received the land from the U.S. Department of Energy in October.
An ideal goal is to land a major manufacturer looking to develop the property to the north and west of the Horn Rapids and Stevens intersection.
"I think we'd like to see obviously new industry on the property as the Mayor pointed out, perhaps energy related industry and what our end goal was is to get it into the hands of the city and then the Port who can develop it to create jobs and economic growth in the community," said TRIDEC President and CEO Carl Adrian.
The Port of Benton is set to get 760 acres of land while Richland takes 581 acres.