The Port of Tacoma’s last strategic plan was adopted in 2012 and updated in 2014, before The Northwest Seaport Alliance was formed. Since the formation of the alliance in August 2015, we have a clearer understanding of the interrelationships among the Port of Tacoma, the NWSA and the Port of Seattle. It is time for the Port of Tacoma to determine our future and develop a new vision that accounts for the NWSA’s existence and its mutually developed goals and objectives.
2020 Strategic Plan
This Strategic Plan, which will incorporate ideas and feedback from Port employees, Port customers, local business and civic leaders and the public will assist the commissioners, executive leadership and staff to chart the Port’s future course. The Strategic Plan will also help the Port continue to fulfill its role as an economic engine for Pierce County, and to make our community a better place to live, work, and play.
The Port’s current Strategic Plan was adopted in 2012 and updated in 2014, prior to the formation of The Northwest Seaport Alliance — a maritime cargo partnership between the Port of Tacoma and the Port of Seattle. When The Northwest Seaport Alliance was formed in August 2015, it established clear leadership for the marine cargo book of business shared by the two ports. Our current Strategic Plan project will help the Port of Tacoma review, re-evaluate, and refine our vision for the future.
Through the Strategic Plan process, the Port of Tacoma is reviewing and discussing our current role in local and regional economic development and shaping what that role should look like in the future.
During these challenging times, this effort will help answer the very basic, important question: “What should the Port of Tacoma focus on in the future when it is not co-managing The Northwest Seaport Alliance with the Port of Seattle?” We want to hear from members of our community about how the Port can prioritize opportunities and best align our efforts with the needs and values of the people who live, work, and play in Pierce County.
Because of the COVID-19 situation, all Port meetings and community events are currently taking place online until further notice. To get engaged in this planning effort, we encourage you to:
- Sign up for Strategic Plan email updates
- Regularly check this webpage and our Online Open House for additional information
- Attend our online Port Commission meetings
- Take our survey
We plan to offer online community engagement opportunities at key milestones throughout this Strategic Plan process. During these opportunities, you will be able to view a variety of draft Port Strategic Plan documents, provide input, and submit questions. We want to hear from you!