Washington Public Ports ASsociation 

ENRICHING WASHINGTON

If you live in Washington, chances are that most of what you eat, wear and use came through one of Washington's 75 ports.  Washington is the most trade-dependent state in the nation, with responsible for one in every four jobs in Washington.

Ports also operate marinas, docks, airports, railroads, industrial sites, and recreational facilities throughout the state, bringing investments and jobs to their communities. 

The Washington Public Ports Association promotes the interests of these ports and Washington state citizens to contribute to our state's economy and quality of life through effective government relations, ongoing education, and strong advocacy programs. 

 
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ABOUT WPPA

There are 75 ports in Washington state, ranging in size from the complex operations of a world-renowned airport and cargo operation to community marinas. Our state's ports have provided a long history of vibrant economic development and growth. Want to learn more on port structure and governance? 

 

 
 
 
 

TOP LEGISLATIVE ISSUES 

 The Washington Public Ports Association focuses on the areas of legislation that affect port interests, including: economic development, environmental policy, transportation and trade, aviation, tax and public works, among others.  

 
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EnVIRONMENT

WPPA focus includes: SEPA, Carbon, Remediation Funding, 
 

GOvernance

Areas of focus include: Tax, Budget, Public Works

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Topics of importance to ports include: Workforce Training, Job Creation, Broadband Authority for Ports

TRANSPORTATION

Including Aviation and Trade

 
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OUR PORTS

Washington's 75 ports represent a wide variety within the state, from airports to international marine cargo, to recreational marinas.

 
 

NEWSROOM

For further information on Washington ports -- from a downloadable media kit to an expert source finder, view options for an in-depth look at the port issues, industries and the benefits ports provide to their communities, visit the WPPA Newsroom. 

 

WPPA EVENTS

Visit our listing of annual events and sponsorship opportunities

 

PORT DIRECTORY

View a map and directory to Washington State's 75 Ports. 

 

MEMBERSHIP INQUIRIES

Interested in Port or Associate Membership? Find details here.