Partnerships, both local and international, are fundamental to the port’s success. Below are just a few examples of the many organizations we partner with in our efforts to provide economic benefit to our community.
In partnership with the Business Services Division of the Washington State Department of Commerce, Choose Washington serves as the clearinghouse for all the news and information you need to grow your existing state business, relocate your business to Washington State, export your products or services, engage in international trade, attract foreign and domestic investment and identify new market opportunities, locally, regionally, nationally and internationally.
The City of Vancouver’s Economic Development Services is dedicated to improving, enhancing and diversifying Vancouver’s economic and business climate. The City’s goal is to create a lively, active city where people can live, work and play.
Clark County is one of the fastest growing areas in the state of Washington in terms of population, jobs and housing.
Serving Clark County since 1982, the CREDC is a proactive, results-oriented public/private partnership working with over 130 investors to assist business relocation to, or expansion in Clark County. It is charged with promoting job creation and investment while maintaining the county’s exceptional environment and high quality of life.
Through its broad membership base, reflecting Greater Vancouver’s diverse business and civic community, the Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce advocates sound, sensible, and dynamic policies that ensure a vital economic climate while improving Vancouver’s infrastructure and quality of life.
Greater Portland Inc (GPI) is a regional partnership helping companies expand and locate to the Portland-Vancouver area which includes seven counties and covers two states. Leveraging the region’s assets, GPI and its partners work in lockstep to nurture and recruit businesses that bolster the local economy and promote long-term job growth.
Identity Clark County (ICC) is a private, non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation with a focus on the economic health of the region. Its mission is to assemble and focus corporate leadership and investment in a shared community agenda for economic expansion and vitality.
The mission of Southwest Washington Workforce Development Council (SWWDC) is to prepare and promote a highly-skilled and adaptive workforce for a healthy, sustainable economy in Southwest Washington. The SWWDC in partnership with the Columbia River Economic Development Council (CREDC) and Cowlitz Economic Development Council (CEDC), is dedicated to connecting local businesses with the right resources to ensure sustainable growth.
Land Here, Live Here
Land Here, Live Here is a regional grassroots effort to promote the Portland-Vancouver Region to employers looking to expand, start, or relocate a business. With spectacular views of Mt. Hood, and the Columbia River connecting Oregon and Washington, Portland-Vancouver USA offers ample opportunities to grow, start, or relocate a company.
The Vancouver USA Regional Tourism Office, along with its subsidiary the Vancouver USA Regional Sports Commission, is an economic development organization responsible for competitively marketing Vancouver and the surrounding area as a destination for meetings, conventions, sporting events, group tours, and leisure travelers.