M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust

One year ago this month, the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust made headlines when it was announced as the first official tenant heading to the 32-acre Waterfront Vancouver development, which is now under construction. The Vancouver Business Journal asked Steve Moore, executive director of the Trust, to discuss the reason for the move, the Trust’s impact on Southwest Washington, how its grants are awarded, and more.
Q: What factors led to the decision to move to the new waterfront development?
Moore: There were three main factors that led to our decision to move our offices to the new waterfront development. First, we saw it as an opportunity to join with the city, community leaders and others to spur economic development and strengthen the downtown Vancouver core. Second, we believe the location and space improvement will allow us to serve our constituencies in a more effective way for the next season of the Trust’s life. Third, Gramor Development made a compelling case for the combination of living, retail, office and related development and what it will bring to the city, the county and the region. We considered several options, but the waterfront seemed to be the best fit for us.
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