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:
June 5, 2024

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Regular Port Commission Meeting

Hybrid Format

Wednesday, August 14, 2024 at 5:00 pm at Port Conference Room 


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

Recent News

Notice of Public Hearing

Notice is hereby given that the Port of Columbia Board of Commissioners, in coordination with its community municipal partners, has made updates to the Cooperative Parks Master Plan last adopted in 2018. A public hearing will be held on Tuesday, July 9, 2024, at 5:15 pm at the Port main office at 1 Port Way, Dayton, WA, 99328 and via ...

Port of Columbia Awarded Funds for a Craft Malt Facility

The Port of Columbia has been awarded a $5 million grant and loan package from the Community Economic Revitalization Board (CERB) for construction of a craft malt facility at Blue Mountain Station. The package consists of a $3,750,000 loan and $1,250,000 grant. The committed private partner, Mainstem Malt, will be investing an amount equal or greater than $5 million for ...

Craft Malt Funding

The Port of Columbia is considering applying to the Community Economic Revitalization Board (CERB) for funds to connect to existing infrastructure and construct a craft malt processing building at the Blue Mountain Station Food Park. The Port would apply for a $5 million grant/loan package for this project. The private sector partner, Mainstem Malt, would invest an amount equal to or greater ...

Port Sets Budget Hearing

The Port of Columbia Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing on the 2024 preliminary budget during their regular meeting Wednesday, November 8 at the Port main office at 1 Port Way, Dayton, WA 99328 and via Zoom. The hearing starts at 5:10 pm.  A paper copy of the budget can be picked up at the Port office during ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...