There are several reasons why Columbia Pacific Maritime (CPM) is relocating to Coos Bay, the first of which is to better serve the Maritime Industry. By partnering with South Western Oregon Community College (SWOCC) in Coos Bay CPM will be able to provide courses that we cannot provide in Portland, such as Firefighting, Medical Care, and Basic Training.
Last week Pat and I were in Coos Bay on school business and discovered an unexpected benefit. The cost of food and lodging is less than half of the cost in Portland. Clean rooms are available for as little as $350 per week. Just one more reason to do business in Coos Bay.