Naval Station Everett
Everett was recently identified as one of the hottest growth centers in the Puget Sound, in part because of the addition of the $265 million Naval Station Everett. The naval station’s presence adds an average of $350 million a year, including indirect impacts, to the county’s economy.
The 117-acre base provides facilities and services for a nuclear-powered Nimitz Class aircraft carrier, the USS Abraham Lincoln. The Lincoln arrived for permanent home porting in January 1997. Naval Station Everett is also the permanent homeport for three destroyers and three frigates. In 2002, one of the destroyers will be decommissioned and later replaced by a new Arleigh Burke guided missile destroyer. Naval Station Everett is also home to a US Coast Guard buoy tender and a military sealift command ship that spends most of the time away from Everett. In all, 16,000 uniformed and civilian personnel and their families make a $350 million impact on Everett and Snohomish County. In addition, the base buys $100 million a year in goods and services, ranging from ship repair to paper goods.
For more information, visit https://www.everett.navy.mil/index.asp.