Welcome to The Port
The Port of Whitman County is dedicated to improving the quality of life for all citizens of Whitman County through industrial real estate development, preservation of multi-modal transportation, facilitation of economic development and provision of on-water recreational opportunities. We invite you to explore our website and learn more about our port and the wonderful Palouse region we call home; a great place to live and a better place to work.
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Latest News
Port receives $1M in WSDOT Freight Rail Assistance Funds (FRAP) for Port of Wilma Rail Rehabilitation Project
Construction begins on new runway at the Port of Whitman Business Air Center
Port Projects dominate Summer of 2015
The Port is now accepting applications for its 2015 Small Works Roster
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The Port is now accepting applications for its 2015 Professional Services Roster
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About the Port
The Port of Whitman County was formed by vote in 1958. The port's first major mission was to diversify the primarily agricultural economy of the county. The port has been growing ever since.
Law empowers Washington's ports with broad economic development authority to bring business and jobs to their communities. Almost every Washington port pursues an aggressive program of industrial and economic development to promote employment and otherwise enhance the economy of the district and state.
Ports may:
  • Develop lands for industrial and commercial needs
  • Provide general economic development programs
  • Buy lease and sell property
  • Provide air and water pollution control works
  • Operate trade centers and export trading companies
  • Establish and operate foreign trade zones
  • Build telecommunications infrastructure and provide wholesale telecommunications services
Mission
The Port of Whitman County is dedicated to improving the quality of life for all citizens of Whitman County through industrial real estate development, preservation of multi-modal transportation, facilitation of economic development and provision of on-water recreational opportunities.
Pullman Industrial Park
Located on Terre View Drive, just off State Highway 27 on the north end of Pullman, WA.
Attractive high-tech Industrial Park adjacent to Washington State University and within an easy drive of the University of Idaho. Tenants include R & D and light manufacturing firms.

100.5 acres of fully developed sites with streets and utilities. City water, sewer and roads extended to each site. Avista Utilities provides electrical and gas services. Verizon telephone service available as well as several telecommunication carriers. Wetland mini-park and trail located on site. Just 15 minutes from the Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport.

Land available for lease or sale. Contact the port for details;
Current Tenants & Occupants:
  • Decagon Devices, Inc.
  • Art of Medicine
  • Palouse Discover Science Center
  • Digilent
  • Munir Daud and Associates
  • Metriguard
  • Rival Rubs
  • Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories
  • Whitcom
  • Galexis Technologies
  • River Masters Engineering
  • Martonick and Snyder Law Offices
  • Palouse Conservation District
  • City of Pullman Fire Training Site
  • Amplicon Express
  • Washington Crop Improvement Association
Southeast Washington Economic Development Association
SEWEDA (Southeast Washington Economic Development Association) acts as the ADO (associate development organization) for Whitman, Asotin, Garfield and Columbia Counties and is the lead agency in each county for economic development. An ADO is designated by the board of county commissioners or the county council.

SEWEDA works in partnership with the Whitman County Commissioners and the Washington State Department of Commerce.
  • Business Planning
  • Entrepreneur Development
  • Export Assistance
  • Community Development Grant Opportunities
  • Workforce Development
  • Government Contract Procurement
  • Program and Project Development
SEWEDA Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy 2013-2017


The Whitman County Managing Director of SEWEDA is Robin Fahle-Olhgren and she may be reached at 208-301-1001 or at robin@seweda.org
The Port and Recreation
A Port district may construct, improve, maintain, and operate public park and recreation facilities when such facilities are necessary to more fully utilize boat landings, harbors, wharves ad piers, land, and water passenger and transfer terminals, waterways, and other port facilities authorized by law pursuant to the port's comprehensive plan of harbor improvements and industrial development.
Boyer Park & Marina
Just a short ride from Pullman or Colfax through the scenic Palouse farm country (driving directions), you will find Boyer Park and Marina, a 56 acre full service marina and campground on the scenic Snake River. From the awe inspiring views from the top of Almota grade to green shady lawns and campsites in the park istelf, Boyer Park is truly an oasis on the Snake. To go Directly to the park website click here.
Boyer Park features more than 150 slips for permanent or transient boat moorage, 28 shaded campsites for RV's with full and partial hookups, a small on-site motel and many tent sites, meeting a wide spectrum of camping and moorage needs. Camping at Boyer is open year-round and large groups are welcome. To see the maps for the main campground and the south campground click here. The Park has an onsite convenience store, restaurant, laundry room, restrooms, shower facilities and a good-sized swimming beach. Boat gas is available from a floating fuel dock.
The main administrative building features the park business office, a convenience store with basic foodstuffs and fishing supplies, a self-service refreshment and snack bar, and the new Snake River Bar and Grill. Eat lunch under the shady picnic shelter with a great view of the marina and majestic basalt cliffs of the Snake River Canyon. Too hot to stay in the campground? Boyer also features four comfortable hotel rooms with air conditioning, private baths and televisions.
The park also boasts the 3.5 mile Snake River Trail, a pedestrian and bike trail that stretches from historic Almota Creek, through Boyer Park and on to the base of Lower Granite Lock and Dam. Sit on a bench or at a picnic shelter and watch the river, observe the native wildlife, birds, and enjoy the view of the Lower Granite Lock and Dam while enjoying the peace and quiet of a walk on the trail.
Click here to see Chef Leo's Snake River Bar and Grill menu. This new restaurant at Boyer is truly worth the trip! Make sure to call for reservations at 509-397-3208.
Come visit us this year at scenic Boyer Park and Marina, truly an oasis on the Snake. Make your reservations today at (509)397-3208 or by visiting www.bpark.biz.
News & Events
Port receives $1M in WSDOT Freight Rail Assistance Funds (FRAP) for Port of Wilma Rail Rehabilitation Project
The port was awarded a $500,000 grant and a $500,000 loan in August of 2015 to construct rail improvements at the Port of Wilma. Final design work and project documents are underway and the port hopes to issue a bid for construction in the fall of 2015. The project will consist of rehabilitation of the existing lead by replacing the existing wooden tie and asphalt crossings with concrete crossings, installing cross bucks at all railroad crossings, replacing approximately 1,200 railroad ties and 600 tons of railroad ballast and is projected to be completed by January 2016.
Construction begins on new runway at the Port of Whitman Business Air Center
Construction began on the new runway at POWBAC on July 27, 2015. This $1.8 M project, funded jointly by the Federal Aviation Administration, WSDOT Aviation and the Port of Whitman County, will completely re-construct the existing runway with improved drainage, improved asphalts, new lighting, new signage, new electrical control infrastructure and a slurry seal for all existing asphalts.

The project has closed the airport which will remain closed to aviation traffic until October of 2015. The project was designed by Riedesel Engineering of Lewiston, ID and will be constructed by Motely & Motely of Pullman, WA.
Port Projects dominate Summer of 2015
The port has kicked off several major projects in the summer of 2015 including a $1.8 M runway re-construction project at the Port of Whitman Business Air Center, the construction of a new drain field at the port of Wilma and an earthwork improvement project at the Pullman Industrial Park.

Coming up in the fall of 2015 is an RV park expansion project at Boyer Park and Marina and a rail infrastructure improvement project at the Port of Wilma.
Contacting the Port
509-397-3791
1-800-575-7678
509-397-4758
The Port of Whitman County
302 N. Mill Street
Colfax, WA 99111
The Port offices are open
Monday thru Friday
7:30 am to 4:30 pm
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