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



Awarded amount

City of DuPont

DuPont/Steilacoom Road Improvements


City of Fife

Science & Family Fair Volcanic Bash


City of Fife

54th/Taylor Way Study


City of Lakewood

Summer Fest


Pierce County

11th Street Boat Ramp Design


Gig Harbor BoatShop

Marine Railways at Eddon Boatyard


Pierce County Parks & Recreation

Tacoma to Puyallup Regional Trail Analysis Study


Tacoma South Sound Sports Commission

Seventy/48 Race


Visit Rainier

Mobility Tourism Guide


City of Orting

Tourism Video


About the Port of Tacoma
The Port of Tacoma is an economic engine for South Puget Sound. More than 29,000 jobs are generated by port activity, which also provides $195 million per year in state and local taxes to support education, roads and police and fire protection for our community. As a partner in The Northwest Seaport Alliance, the Port of Tacoma is also a major cargo gateway to Asia and Alaska.