Port of Seattle

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More than 90 food, beverage and specialty services

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22 airlines serving over 75 non-stop domestic and 22 international destinations

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Nearly 37.5 million passengers served in 2014, a fourth consecutive annual record

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Northwest's premier international air cargo gateway

The Port of Seattle brings international trade and travel to the Pacific Northwest, connecting you to the world.

The port owns and operates Seattle-Tacoma International Airport – the nation’s 13th busiest airport – handling more than 37.5 million passengers in 2014. With a regional economic impact of $16.3 billion in business revenue, Sea-Tac generates 171,796 jobs (109,924 direct jobs) representing $565 million in state and local taxes.

For the 2015 season, the Port’s two downtown passenger cruise terminals will welcome 192 cruise ships and bring more than 895,000 passengers through Seattle. On average each ship visit brings $2.5 million in economic benefit to the area. In August 2015, the Ports of Seattle and Tacoma launched The Northwest Seaport Alliance, uniting the two ports’ cargo terminal operations and creating the third largest cargo gateway in North America. Seattle and Tacoma marine cargo operations support more than 48,000 jobs, generate nearly $4.3 billion in economic activity, and produce $379 million in state and local taxes

The Port aims to be a national leader in sustainable operations and has award-winning environmental programs that provide measurable benefits to the community and a competitive edge for customers. The port’s economic impact is strong. Port activity generates more than 216,000 jobs, including 129,744 direct jobs that generate $9.6 billion in personal income.

In 2012, the Port of Seattle Commission approved the Century Agenda strategic plan that focuses on the Port’s business and operations over 25 years. The Century Agenda’s vision is to add 100,000 jobs through economic growth led by the Port, for a total of 300,000 port-related jobs in the region, while reducing our environmental footprint.

Property Development

Sea-Tac Airport is committed to working in close partnership with the airport communities and the private sector to redevelop vacant off-airfield property in an efficient and timely manner. About 318 acres of off-airfield property, located in SeaTac, Burien and Des Moines, are primed for redevelopment that promotes both regional economic vitality and job creation in Southwest King County.

Des Moines Creek Business Park

Panattoni Development’s Des Moines Creek Business Park, an 87-acre site on Port property in the City of Des Moines, is located one block east of International Boulevard/Pacific Highway South (SR99) and north of South 216th Street in Des Moines. The estimated $100-125 million business park project will include the Federal Aviation Administration’s regional headquarters as one of its major tenants and is being built in three phases. At full completion, the business park will contain office, manufacturing, warehouse and distribution buildings to accommodate tenants including freight, aviation manufacturers and air cargo companies. They will benefit from the close proximity to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. Since 2005, the Port and the City of Des Moines have worked in tandem to prepare the property for redevelopment.

Northeast Redevelopment Area (NERA)

The Port’s and Burien’s goal, owing to NERA’s proximity to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, is to transition this mixture of vacant, residential, public and small commercial land uses to uses compatible with Sea-Tac International Airport. To help encourage NERA’s development, the Port and City of Burien have cooperated in completing a significant amount of pre-development planning work. This joint work includes an interlocal agreement on land use and cooperation in construction of the first phase of a regional stormwater system that will fully service the NERA.

For more information about the Des Moines Creek Business Park and NERA, contact Port of Seattle Real Estate Development Manager, Allan Royal at (206) 787-6788

Air Cargo

The Pacific Northwest’s premier international air cargo gateway, Sea-Tac is the nation’s 19th busiest cargo airport.  Sea-Tac’s location in the northwest corner of the United States makes it a great air gateway for cargo from Asia to North America and offers a similar flight time to major European air cargo hubs.  Not surprisingly, air cargo’s forecast growth will increase the demand on Sea-Tac’s existing facilities. The port is taking steps to accommodate this growth by expanding and developing airfield parking and staging areas and working to develop port-property off the airfield for future air cargo support purposes.

For more information about air cargo opportunities, contact Port of Seattle Senior Manager Air Cargo Development, Tom Green at (206) 787-5543.

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More than 90 food, beverage and specialty services

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22 airlines serving over 75 non-stop domestic and 22 international destinations

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Nearly 37.5 million passengers served in 2014, a fourth consecutive annual record

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Northwest's premier international air cargo gateway

The Port of Seattle brings international trade and travel to the Pacific Northwest, connecting you to the world.

The port owns and operates Seattle-Tacoma International Airport – the nation’s 13th busiest airport – handling more than 37.5 million passengers in 2014. With a regional economic impact of $16.3 billion in business revenue, Sea-Tac generates 171,796 jobs (109,924 direct jobs) representing $565 million in state and local taxes.

For the 2015 season, the Port’s two downtown passenger cruise terminals will welcome 192 cruise ships and bring more than 895,000 passengers through Seattle. On average each ship visit brings $2.5 million in economic benefit to the area. In August 2015, the Ports of Seattle and Tacoma launched The Northwest Seaport Alliance, uniting the two ports’ cargo terminal operations and creating the third largest cargo gateway in North America. Seattle and Tacoma marine cargo operations support more than 48,000 jobs, generate nearly $4.3 billion in economic activity, and produce $379 million in state and local taxes

The Port aims to be a national leader in sustainable operations and has award-winning environmental programs that provide measurable benefits to the community and a competitive edge for customers. The port’s economic impact is strong. Port activity generates more than 216,000 jobs, including 129,744 direct jobs that generate $9.6 billion in personal income.

In 2012, the Port of Seattle Commission approved the Century Agenda strategic plan that focuses on the Port’s business and operations over 25 years. The Century Agenda’s vision is to add 100,000 jobs through economic growth led by the Port, for a total of 300,000 port-related jobs in the region, while reducing our environmental footprint.

Property Development

Sea-Tac Airport is committed to working in close partnership with the airport communities and the private sector to redevelop vacant off-airfield property in an efficient and timely manner. About 318 acres of off-airfield property, located in SeaTac, Burien and Des Moines, are primed for redevelopment that promotes both regional economic vitality and job creation in Southwest King County.

Des Moines Creek Business Park

Panattoni Development’s Des Moines Creek Business Park, an 87-acre site on Port property in the City of Des Moines, is located one block east of International Boulevard/Pacific Highway South (SR99) and north of South 216th Street in Des Moines. The estimated $100-125 million business park project will include the Federal Aviation Administration’s regional headquarters as one of its major tenants and is being built in three phases. At full completion, the business park will contain office, manufacturing, warehouse and distribution buildings to accommodate tenants including freight, aviation manufacturers and air cargo companies. They will benefit from the close proximity to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. Since 2005, the Port and the City of Des Moines have worked in tandem to prepare the property for redevelopment.

Northeast Redevelopment Area (NERA)

The Port’s and Burien’s goal, owing to NERA’s proximity to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, is to transition this mixture of vacant, residential, public and small commercial land uses to uses compatible with Sea-Tac International Airport. To help encourage NERA’s development, the Port and City of Burien have cooperated in completing a significant amount of pre-development planning work. This joint work includes an interlocal agreement on land use and cooperation in construction of the first phase of a regional stormwater system that will fully service the NERA.

For more information about the Des Moines Creek Business Park and NERA, contact Port of Seattle Real Estate Development Manager, Allan Royal at (206) 787-6788

Air Cargo

The Pacific Northwest’s premier international air cargo gateway, Sea-Tac is the nation’s 19th busiest cargo airport.  Sea-Tac’s location in the northwest corner of the United States makes it a great air gateway for cargo from Asia to North America and offers a similar flight time to major European air cargo hubs.  Not surprisingly, air cargo’s forecast growth will increase the demand on Sea-Tac’s existing facilities. The port is taking steps to accommodate this growth by expanding and developing airfield parking and staging areas and working to develop port-property off the airfield for future air cargo support purposes.

For more information about air cargo opportunities, contact Port of Seattle Senior Manager Air Cargo Development, Tom Green at (206) 787-5543.

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