Posted on December 21, 2021
The Port of Seattle presented virtually its annual State of the Port that featured highlights from 2021 that included putting health and safety first; supporting our region’s economy by helping to save jobs; caring for our most vulnerable communities and businesses; confronting systemic racism and inequity; and leading an equitable recovery across our region. Together, the Ports unified vision also embraced major transformations in our region and globe, such as climate change.
“Last year, aware of the great uncertainty before us, we laid out our strategy to create broad-based economic opportunities by building, maintaining, and operating our gateways, in order to sustain the region’s economic base and create the jobs of the future,” said Port of Seattle Commission President Fred Felleman. “This was not just our vision which we are committed to carrying into the future. It’s a strategy and commitment shared by all our partners who kept working through the pandemic, in difficult conditions, to keep our gateways safely operating, and to keep construction workers and related businesses on the job. This was a partnership, and we’re grateful to you.”
About the Port of Seattle
Founded in 1911 by a vote of the people as a special purpose government, the Port of Seattle’s mission is to promote economic opportunities and quality of life in the region by advancing trade, travel, commerce, and job creation in an equitable, accountable, and environmentally responsible manner.
The Port owns and operates Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA), Fishermen’s Terminal — home of the North Pacific fishing fleet — and public marinas. The Port also owns two cruise ship terminals, a grain terminal, real estate assets, and marine cargo terminals through its partnership in the Northwest Seaport Alliance.
Port operations help support nearly 200,000 jobs and $7 billion in wages throughout the region. Over the next 16 years, the Port’s Century Agenda seeks to create an additional 100,000 jobs through economic growth while becoming the nation’s leading green and energy-efficient port. Learn more at the Port’s website.