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Port of Olympia Vision 2050

Help shape future Port priorities!

Vision 2050 offers a unique opportunity for you to shape how the Port  will look, feel and function in the years ahead. The Port has been an integral part of community development in Thurston County for nearly a century. We understand our success is tied to our ability to implement defined community priorities. So, please share what matters most to you, and think big!

About the Port

The Port of Olympia operates a break-bulk deep-water marine terminal, Swantown Marina and Boatworks, a free-trade zone and Olympia Regional Airport. It also leases a wide range of commercial and industrial properties throughout Thurston County, and maintains a variety of public spaces and assets, including land for the Olympia Farmers Market, Billy Frank Jr. Waterfront Trail and Park and Port Plaza, and administers a Small Cities grant program that provides matching funding for community development projects in rural Thurston County. The Port also provides funding for Harbor Patrol operations and sponsors or supports a diverse range of community events and social causes.

Port operations help to support some $300 million in annual business revenues and economic activity generating 5,000 family-wage jobs and $100 million in wages (including direct Port activity as well as Port vendors, clients and leaseholders). This activity, in turn, generates approximately $20 million in tax revenue for local municipalities. The Port collects just over $6 million in annual property tax levy, with a larger percentage of those funds allocated to environmental clean-up, bond repayment or other public benefit. This equates to roughly $55-$60 per year for the owner of a median-priced home ($310,000) in Thurston County.

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