Port Authorities » Port of Tacoma
The Port of Tacoma is an independent, municipal corporation that operates under state-enabling legislation. There are more
than 70 public ports in the state of Washington.
Created by Pierce County citizens in 1918, the Port has 2,400 acres (972 hectares) that are used for shipping
terminal activity and warehouse, distributing, and manufacturing.
Port activities account for more than 43,000 jobs in Pierce County, and 113,000 jobs in
This section contains information ranging
from how the Port is governed and organized, to highlights of its
history and its economic impact
on the region.