Welcome to the
Port of Whitman County

The Port of Whitman County is arguably the most impactful economic development agency in the region.
- Steve Peterson, Economist
Jobs

Port operations help support over 5,369 jobs with average annual salaries and benefits of $68,627. This makes up 20% of all jobs and 25% of compensation countywide.

Growth

The Port’s total economic contributions generate $1.35 billion in county sales transactions (31%) and add $548 million in gross regional product (23%) to the economy.

ROI

Every dollar of tax payer investment creates $6.18 in local tax revenue. Tax dollars are invested back into economic development efforts across Whitman County.

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GROWING OUR REGION'S ECONOMY

Since 1958, we’ve developed land and infrastructure to help businesses flourish. We own three on-water port facilities, one industrial park and one airport. These properties provide a home for business in Whitman County. In turn, businesses associated with the Port build buildings, buy equipment, pay taxes and create jobs and payrolls that grow our region’s economy.

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CONNECTING OUR COMMUNITIES

For two decades, we’ve worked to connect communities across southeastern Washington with reliable, high-speed broadband. We build the infrastructure – the dark or “unlit” fiber optic network – that allows private internet service providers to better serve you. We also work on the state and federal levels to ensure broadband policy functions for everyone – urban and rural communities alike.

Learn more about the Port's work to connect our communities...

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CHAMPIONING Our River System

The Columbia-Snake River System shapes the daily lives of everyone in Whitman County – and beyond. This federal system of locks and dams supports our region’s economy, agriculture, power and quality of life. That’s why we work to educate the public and policymakers about our working rivers. Every spring, we host our Snake River Family Festival to champion this multi-faceted system.

Learn more about the Snake River Family Festival...

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IMPROVING OUR QUALITY OF LIFE

Our work is most meaningful when it improves your quality of life. That’s why we operate and maintain the beautiful Boyer Park & Marina along the Snake River in Colfax as a public service to the citizens of Whitman County. The park features an expansive marina, restaurant and store, swimming beach, tent and RV sites, cabins, playground and paved biking and walking path.

Learn more about Boyer Park & Marina...

Latest News

Port of Whitman County
Registration Closes for 2021 Snake River Family Festival
500 people signed up to celebrate the Columbia-Snake River System
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Port of Whitman County
Registration Now Open for Monthlong Snake River Family Festival
2021 festival will take place at Boyer Park & Marina throughout May
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Port of Whitman County
Monthlong Snake River Family Festival Kicks Off May 1
2021 festival will take place at Boyer Park & Marina throughout May
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Upcoming Events

302 N. Mill St., Colfax
Regular Commission Meeting
The Port will hold its regular Commission meeting. The public is encouraged to attend.
302 N. Mill St., Colfax
Memorial Day
Port closed.
302 N. Mill St., Colfax
Regular Commission Meeting
The Port will hold its regular Commission meeting. The public is encouraged to attend.
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Meeting Agendas & Minutes

Browse current and past Port meeting records and documents.

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Port Calendar

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