Strategic planning

2020 strategic plan
The Port of Tacoma is embarking on a Port strategic plan that will refresh the focus and identity of Pierce County’s port, while considering the landside support needs of The Northwest Seaport Alliance-managed marine cargo terminals.

The Port of Tacoma’s last strategic plan was adopted in 2012 and updated in 2014, well before the NWSA 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.

On Dec. 19, 2019, the Port of Tacoma Commission authorized the executive director to contract with Maul Foster & Alongi for planning resources to augment in-house port staff.

Tideflats Subarea Plan

The Port of Tacoma is partnering with the City of Tacoma, the Puyallup Tribe of Indians, the City of Fife, and Pierce County on a subarea plan to establish a shared, long-term vision, and a more coordinated approach to development, environmental review and strategic capital investments in support of the Port of Tacoma Manufacturing Industrial Center.

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Land use planning
Deirdre Wilson

Transportation planning
Christine Wolf

Facility planning
Alisha Peña