Port of Tacoma Commissioners have approved a new strategic plan to guide the Port’s priorities through 2026. The new 2021-2026 Strategic Plan describes the Port’s mission and values, while also identifying goal areas where the Port will direct its focus and resources over the next five years. 

The new Strategic Plan outlines five mission-focused strategic goals in the areas of economic vitality, environmental leadership, organizational success, transportation advocacy and community connections. A corresponding implementation plan, including key performance measures, will be used to track and evaluate progress being made toward achieving the plan’s goals.  

The Port’s 2021-2026 Strategic Plan is the result of over a year of public outreach and engagement to obtain feedback and identify major areas of importance to the community. As part of an extensive outreach effort, the Port launched an online open house and survey that proved to be a key outreach tool during the pandemic when in-person methods of meeting were not possible.  

“We want to once again thank the community for their help in creating this plan,” said Dick Marzano, Port of Tacoma commission president. “We look forward to working on the Strategic Plan’s priorities and furthering the Port’s mission to make strategic investments in our harbor and community to promote prosperity, trade and jobs, while protecting and enhancing our environment.” 

The 2021-2026 Strategic Plan can be found here.

About the Port of Tacoma 

The Port of Tacoma is an economic engine for South Puget Sound. More than 42,100 jobs are generated by Port and Northwest Seaport Alliance (NWSA) south harbor 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 NWSA, the Port of Tacoma is also a major cargo gateway to Asia and Alaska.