It is the goal of the Port Commission to invest property tax revenues back into the Port District (all of Nez Perce County) to promote job creation and economic development. Property tax dollars are not used to fund general Port operations. Examples of Port economic development accomplishments include:
- Southport Industrial Park
- Northport Industrial Park
- Business & Technology Park
- Harry Wall Industrial Park
- Business Incubator Program
The Port has been very helpful in the growth of our business and making my dream a reality. Having the support of a proactive landlord to give us the help we needed and having additional space to grow as we needed has been very instrumental in our success. Without the Port’s involvement, we would have been somewhat hamstrung renting an expensive small building bounded by its walls instead of realizing our dream."
– Glen Seekins, Seekins Precision
*Excerpts from a 2021 analysis of the Port of Lewiston’s economic impacts, completed by Professor Steven Peterson, University of Idaho.