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Equitable access to opportunities for all in our community

Founded in 1911, the Port of Seattle is a special purpose municipal corporation serving all communities in King County. The Port of Seattle's mission is to promote economic opportunities and quality of life in the region by advancing trade, travel, commerce, and job creation in an equitable, accountable, and environmentally responsible manner.

The Port’s services and programs benefit the region in many ways, and communities experience impacts and opportunities differently. Through ongoing outreach efforts, educational engagement offerings, and business and community development programs, the Port focuses on building relationships and fostering partnerships with a commitment to being a good neighbor and expanding opportunity.

A major objective for the Port’s work is to build equity — fair treatment, access to opportunities, and advancement for all people while striving to identify and eliminate barriers that have prevented the full participation of historically oppressed communities. We cannot achieve our economic development objectives without a focus on equity; a robust effort to achieve equity is not only the right thing to do, it also strengthens the foundations of economic prosperity for the Port and our region for years to come. 
 

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