Port of Tacoma awards economic development funds to 10 Pierce County projects

The Port of Tacoma Commission approved a total investment of $197,500 for the 2019 Local Economic Development Investment Fund at its meeting Thursday.

This program is one of the many ways the Port of Tacoma works to encourage economic development throughout Pierce County.

The annual program supports non-profit organizations and local governments in Pierce County that promote international trade, tourism or infrastructure efforts.

Of the 25 applications received, the review committee recommended to fund 10 projects. The review committee was composed of commissioners and staff.

Learn more about the Local Economic Development Investment Fund.

 2019 Local Economic Development Investment Fund program selected projects

Organization

Project

Awarded amount

City of DuPont

DuPont/Steilacoom Road Improvements

$50,000

City of Fife

Science & Family Fair Volcanic Bash

$5,000

City of Fife

54th/Taylor Way Study

$50,000

City of Lakewood

Summer Fest

$5,000

Pierce County

11th Street Boat Ramp Design

$30,000

Gig Harbor BoatShop

Marine Railways at Eddon Boatyard

$25,000

Pierce County Parks & Recreation

Tacoma to Puyallup Regional Trail Analysis Study

$20,000

Tacoma South Sound Sports Commission

Seventy/48 Race

$5,000

Visit Rainier

Mobility Tourism Guide

$5,000

City of Orting

Tourism Video

$2,500