Strategic planning for the Port and beyond

We work closely with regional stakeholders to generate accurate, timely and actionable information in the tactical, strategic, operational and policy realms.

Working trains at the SIM

2021-2026 Strategic Plan

Follow us as we set forth on the Port's priorities and mission to make strategic investments in our harbor and community to promote prosperity, trade and jobs, while protecting and enhancing our environment.

Tideflats Subarea Plan

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

Tideflats and Industrial Land Use Regulations

Since 2017, businesses in the Tideflats have been operating under interim land use regulations for industrial properties. The Tacoma City Council is currently considering new regulations to replace these interim regulations.

The new proposal is substantively different from the interim regulations, introduces new permitting requirements, and lacks clarity.

The Port of Tacoma has shared concerns with the Tacoma City Council about this proposal. Our comments can be viewed here.

More information can also be found on the Manufacturing Industrial Council for the South Sound’s website.