If you live in Washington, chances are that most of what you eat, wear and use came through a Washington port. There are 75 port districts located in our state, and because of the work they do, Washington’s products share a single market: the world.
In 1911, the state legislature authorized the Port District Act, allowing citizens to create port districts. Since that time, our state has grown to be the most trade-dependent in the union. And that trade activity is responsible for one in every four jobs in Washington.
But ports do much more than promote trade at our shipping terminals: they operate marinas, docks, airports, railroads, industrial sites, and recreational facilities. Ports bring economic development – investment and jobs – to their communities.
About Washington Ports:
To learn more about how ports are governed, how they are financed, and their history in Washington, keep reading and become a port authority.
Find out more about the topics that directly affect our state ports. From Economic Development to Land Use, we provide insight into the leading issues of the day.
WPPA continues to focus on strategically targeting policies and investments that will help grow private sector businesses and jobs, strengthening the state’s economy as a whole.
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