Mission & Goals
The Port of Kennewick's mission is to provide and support sound economic growth opportunities that create jobs and/or improve the quality of life of the port district citizens. To carry out that mission the Port may:
- Acquire, sell, lease, and develop real estate. View the Columbia Drive Conceptual Plan. View drawings of the proposed first building in a multi-use, three building complex that will be known as The Village at Island Harbor on Clover Island.
- Provide multi-modal transportation infrastructure such as roads, rail, airport, and navigation improvements.
- Foster the development of tourism and public recreational facilities. View conceptual plans for Duffy's Pond.
- Partner with other private and public interests to enhance economic development potential as deemed appropriate by the Commissioners.
The Port of Kennewick continues to work toward that end with projects throughout the district—from industrial and business development to encouraging the growing wine industry to recreation enhancement. Clover Island Video Red Mountain Wine Estates Video Spaulding Business Park Video
Some projects are nearing completion, some will be completed within the next year or two, and others are just getting off the ground. The Port has recently completed land sales which generated 200,600 square feet of new buildings and acted as a catalyst for creating or retaining 184 jobs.
In 2011, the Port received the Washington Aggregates and Concrete Association's first-ever Concrete Community Award to honor the Clover Island Lighthouse. The Building Industry Association of Washington named the Port's Clover Island Lighthouse their Community Improvement Project of the Year for 2010. The Port received the 2009 Governor's Award for Workforce and Economic Development Best Practices Award for the Spaulding Business Park Development. View more details. The Port of Kennewick also received the Governor's 2009 Smart Communities Award for involvement in the Tri-Cities Rivershore Enhancement Council. The Port of Kennewick’s Clover Island Marina Renovation project was honored as the 2008 top construction project of the year in the heavy/industrial category by the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Washington. The Port received the 2007 Downtown Revitalization Award from the City of Kennewick and the Historic Downtown Kennewick partnership. And as part of the Tri-Cities Rivershore Enhancement Council, the Port of Kennewick was named 2006 Tourism Champions of the Year by the Tri-Cities Visitor & Convention Bureau.
As excited as we are about Port activities, we always remember we are working for you.
This is your Port.