Port of Vancouver USA plays a key role in our local and regional economy. The port makes targeted investments in our facilities and leverages these improvements to attract jobs and economic development opportunities. Port facilities are leased to customers and tenants to create jobs for our citizens, spur investment in the community, contribute to state and local taxes, and provide our region with access to the global marketplace.
The Port of Vancouver USA commissions studies every four to five years to measure our economic impact in Southwest Washington. The most recent analysis highlighted significant increases in the port’s economic value to the region in 2018, which was the fifth consecutive record-breaking year for the port. These include: