Like the North Star, the Century Agenda is the directional compass for the Port of Seattle, and a constant amidst change. Introduced in 2012 to mark the 100 year anniversary of the Port, the Commission adopted the Century Agenda to establish the Port’s ambitious vision for the next 25 years. It contains six goals that set the course for the organization and a sound structural framework that helps operating divisions set tactical objectives to keep the Port on track to its destination.
The Port updated its Century Agenda in December 2017 when it added Scope 2 carbon reduction goals to supplement the previous addition of Scope 1 and Scope 3 goals. Since this document update, Commission and Port priorities and strategies have evolved to address urgent needs and opportunities in our community. The Century Agenda was last updated following a public comment period in September 2020.
|Goal 1: Position the Puget Sound region as a premier international logistics hub|
Objective 1: Meet the Puget Sound region's int'l trade and cargo needs in an efficient and sustainable manner
Objective 2: Support the continued success and competitiveness of the NWSA
|Goal 2: Advance this region as a leading tourism destination and business gateway|
Objective 3: Continuously improve the operational efficiency and customer experience at SEA
Objective 4: Strengthen the competitiveness of SEA in the regional and global marketplace
Objective 5: Meet the region's air transportation needs by delivering vital facilities and infrastructure in a sustainable and cost-effective manner
|Goal 3: Responsibly Invest in the Economic Growth of the Region and all its Communities|
Objective 6: Increase career and business opportunities for local communities in all port-related industries
Objective 7: Advance maritime industries through innovation, strategic investment and capable management of Port facilities
Objective 8: Expand the economic, cultural and community benefits of Cruise Operations while preserving industrial lands
|Goal 4: Be the greenest and most energy-efficient port in North America|
Objective 9: Meet all increased energy needs through conservation and renewable sources
Objective 10: Meet or exceed agency requirements for stormwater leaving Port-owned or operated facilities
Objective 11: Reduce air pollutants and carbon emissions
Objective 12: Restore, create, and enhance 40 additional acres of habitat in the Green/Duwamish habitat
|Goal 5: Become a Model for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion|
Objective 13: Increase utilization of WMBE and DBE firms and eliminate disparity of access to opportunities
Objective 14: Ensure that all internal and external programs, structures and practices provide equitable opportunities for all
Objective 15: Advance regional workforce development in port-related industries to provide equitable access to quality careers
|Goal 6: Be a Highly Effective Public Agency|
Objective 16: Advance the Port's dedication to employee engagement, safety, innovation, and financial stewardship
Objective 17: Foster an environment of transparency, accountability, respect, leadership, and fairness to give Port staff the tools to be exceptional public servants
Objective 18: Partner and engage with external stakeholders to build healthy, safe and equitable communities
Objective 19: Set the standard for high-quality, cost-effective, and timely delivery of capital programs
- Strengthen access to global markets and supply chains for Northwest businesses.
- Make Washington a preferred destination for international travelers from countries with which we have direct flights.
- Establish an educational consortium to serve the needs of the maritime industry for workforce development, applied research, and business growth.
- Foster a coordinated effort among Puget Sound ports in support of Washington state’s pursuit of a healthier Puget Sound.