Welcome to the Port of Columbia

The Port of Columbia’s mission is to maximize public resources and private investment to create jobs, provide infrastructure, and maintain and improve the economic vitality of Columbia County and its communities.

The Port of Columbia serves as the lead Economic Development Agency for Columbia County and offers assistance to all businesses in the county. We also coordinate with our neighboring counties on regional initiatives.

Port of Columbia eNewsletter:
August 2, 2022

The Port Commission is holding workshops after each commission meeting to discuss updates to our comprehensive plan.  Each workshop is recorded and uploaded to our website.  The public is encouraged to give input regarding the comp plan.  We want to hear your thoughts!  Comments can be made during the public comment period at the beginning of each meeting.  Comments are not allowed during the workshop.

Click here to view Port Commission monthly meeting recordings.

Regular Port Commission Meeting

Hybrid Format

Wednesday, April 12, 2023
at 5:00 pm at Port Office 

Click here for the meeting agenda.
Click here to join the meeting via Zoom.

The Port Commission Meeting Schedule is listed here and on the Port Calendar here.

Comprehensive plan update process

The Port Commission is holding workshops after each commission meeting to discuss updates to our comprehensive plan. Click here for a document outlining the process.

Recent News

Comp Plan Update Process

Flyer for Comprehensive Plan Update Process.  This flyer contains a timeline and answers to frequently asked questions ...
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Broadband Information Meeting 1-26-23

Join us for a Broadband Information Meeting on January 26th from 6:00 - 7:00 pm in the Pavilion at the Fairgrounds.  Ask questions, meet the Contractor and talk to the Internet Service Providers.  Light refreshments will be served ...
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Notice of Public Hearing on Sale of Port Property for Business Expansion

Notice is hereby given that the Port of Columbia Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing on January 11, 2023 at 5:15 pm in the Port Conference Room at 1 Port Way, Dayton, WA to consider authorizing the sale of vacant lots U & V in the Rock Hill Industrial Tracts 2 located on Cameron Street in Dayton, WA ...
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Port Seeks Proposals for Comp Plan Update

Notice is hereby given that the Port of Columbia is seeking proposals from qualified firms to assist the 3-member Port Commission in the process of updating the Port of Columbia Comprehensive Scheme of Harbor Improvements, commonly known as the Comprehensive Plan in accordance with RCW 53.20. Proposals received will be evaluated based on the criteria provided in the RFP and ...
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Port of Columbia Awarded $2 Million Broadband Infrastructure Grant

DAYTON, WA - Port of Columbia staff, along with private partner Columbia iConnect, made a presentation to the Community Economic Revitalization Board (CERB) on Thursday, July 14th in Olympia and left with a $2 million award. Acceptance of the $2 million grant is contingent upon the community providing $500,000 in matching funds. The Port applied for and received $20,000 from ...
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