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

Join us January 26th for a Broadband Information Meeting from 6:00-7:00 pm The Pavilion at the Fairgrounds

Click here to view the Resolution #2023-01 concerning sale of lots U & V in the Rock Hill Industrial Park.

Click here to view Port Commission monthly meeting recordings.

Click here to view a Columbia County Tax Rate Chart through 2021 that shows the value of private business investment on lowering individual tax rates.

Regular Port Commission Meeting

Hybrid Format

Wednesday, February 8, 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.


Recent News

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 Sets Budget Hearing

The Port of Columbia Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing on the 2023 preliminary budget during their regular meeting Wednesday, November 9 at the Port main office at 1 Port Way, Dayton, WA 99328 and via Zoom. The hearing starts at 5:45 pm.  A paper copy of the budget can be picked up at the Port office during ...
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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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Working Washington 5.0 Grant Program Opens August 17

The Washington State Department of Commerce, working in partnership with the Washington State Arts Commission (ArtsWA) will open applications for Working Washington Grants: Round 5 and Convention Center Grant Programs. Commerce will post information and links to the application portals at commercegrants.com. Eligible for-profit and non-profit businesses, including tribal member-owned business operating on a reservation with a license issued by a ...
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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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Visit the Port's COVID-19 page for business resources, including information on grants for Columbia County businesses.  Several grant funds have been combined to enable the broadest business support possible. This Business Resources document provides information for businesses trying to sort their way through the Coronavirus crisis.  New information includes guidance on forgivable expenses for your PPP loan as well as ...
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