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We’ll bet you wonder just what the Port of Kalama exists to do—and why!
Who are we? What do we do? Why do we do it? Who makes the decisions and how?
Come along as we discover the Port of Kalama—all of the complexities, programs, contributions and responsibilities of the largest Special Purpose District in Kalama.
Let’s get to know each other.
First an overview: Just 30 minutes north of Portland, Oregon, business and community development are booming at the Port of Kalama. With more than 30 companies, employing over 1,000 people, the Port of Kalama offers prime industrial land and exceptional move-in-ready industrial buildings. The Port’s sweeping riverfront industrial acreage with easy access to all modes of transportation are always attracting new and emerging businesses. And that’s all part of the plan.
But that’s not all. The Port of Kalama also celebrates an extensive list of environmental and economic awards, recreational treasures and acclaim as an approachable, friendly climate for businesses and guests. And in 2015, Port of Kalama was named Port of the Year in Washington State. It is a distinct honor awarded for outstanding long-term vision, innovation and community collaboration to create jobs and improve quality of life—all things the Port was created to do.
At the core of the Port of Kalama’s mission is a promise to carefully evaluate community investments to create jobs and enhance public recreational opportunities all while protecting and enhancing the environment and natural resources. That careful balance is in the DNA of every single project the Port embarks upon. It is the Port’s job to follow an approved Comprehensive Plan and Scheme of Harbor Improvements—required by law—to ensure that the environment, economy and community assets are thoughtfully planned to work in harmony with one another.
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