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

Businesses associated with the Port directly and indirectly support over 5,892 jobs annually with average annual salaries and benefits of $77,089.


Businesses associated with the Port generate over $1.74 billion in output and $801 million in added gross regional product to the regional economy.


For every $1 of local tax levy, an estimated $8.56 are created by the businesses associated with the Port and reinvested into economic development efforts.

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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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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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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

Rebekah Huber
Port Signs Agreement with Oakesdale Cemetery District to Build Road
The Port will contribute to a cellular tower access road
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Rebekah Huber
Port Receives Department of Commerce Child Care Partnership Grant for Colfax
Two-year award will support feasibility study, community outreach, and site identification
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Rebekah Huber
Alternative Energy Materials Awarded $200,000 Evergreen Manufacturing Growth Grant from Department of Commerce
Port of Whitman County submitted top application for funding
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Upcoming Events

302 N. Mill St., Colfax
Memorial Day
The office is closed in observance of the holiday.
302 N. Mill St., Colfax
Regular Commission Meeting
The Port will hold its regular Commission meeting. The public is encouraged to attend.
Boyer Park & Marina
Snake River Family Festival
Celebrate the Snake with us Saturday, June 8, 2024 at the beautiful riverfront Boyer Park & Marina from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
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Meeting Agendas & Minutes

Browse current and past Port meeting records and documents.


Port Calendar

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