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Ports

As the third largest gateway to the Pacific, the Ports of Seattle and Tacoma are economic engines with mixed use development that includes industrial, recreational and commercial enterprises.

The Ports of Seattle and Tacoma connect Washington business to global markets.

The related economic activity from both Ports is affiliated with $138 billion in total economic activity in the state, which is 1/3 of Washington’s GDP.   In fact, every dollar of income to Port-related direct jobs correlates to an additional $270 in personal income in the Seattle and Tacoma area. (2013).

The two Ports’ marine cargo operations supported more than 48,000 jobs, generating $4.3 billion in economic activity and $379 million in state and local taxes in 2013.

PORT OF SEATTLE

Is a public agency that creates jobs by advancing trade and commerce, promoting industrial growth, and stimulating economic development. Passenger cruise terminals at Pier 66 and Smith Cove Terminal handled 202 ship calls and an estimated 934,900 passengers during the 2012 season. State-of-the-art cargo handling facilities helped rank Seattle as the nation’s 8th busiest U.S. seaport in 2012, serving 18 international steamship lines moving more than 1.88 million TEUs (20-foot equivalent unit containers). The port owns and operates Seattle-Tacoma International Airport – the nation’s 15th busiest – handling more than 34.7 million passengers in 2013. Sea-Tac’s Air Cargo operations rank 21st in the U.S.

Is a major seaport and top 10 U.S. container port, more than 43,000 jobs in Pierce County and 113,000 in Washington state are connected to Port activities. The Port of Tacoma is among the largest container ports in North America, and a major center for autos, bulk, breakbulk, and heavy-lift cargoes. The Port is an independent municipal corporation that operates under Title 53 of the Revised Code of Washington and is classified as a special purpose district with a mission to deliver prosperity by connecting customers, cargo and community with the world.

PORT OF TACOMA

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The Northwest Seaport Alliance brought in a combined $4.3 Billion in Statewide revenue in 2014.