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Tax Facts

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

100% of Property Tax Dollars are invested back into nez perce county

of property tax dollars are invested back into Nez Perce County and used to purchase and develop land, infrastructure and facilities - activities that create jobs.

80% of the general election favored the creation of the port of lewiston

in the 1958 general election.

The Port Invests $700,000 each year in Economic Development

Consisting of approximately $450,000 property tax revenue plus additional revenue generated through Port operations.

The Ports Property TAx Levy Rate Decreased by -64.3%

from FY 1990 to FY 2016.

The average Homeowner pays less than $16 per year in Property Taxes

Approximately 0.68% of annual property taxes paid by a City of Lewiston resident goes to the Port for economic development activities.

$1=$8.80 return on investment

Every $1 of tax payer investment creates $8.80 in local tax revenue through economic activities and entrepreneurial firms associated with the Port of Lewiston.*

The Port has created 1,840 Direct Jobs

in the region from firms and businesses associated with properties owned or developed by the Port of Lewiston.*

$390 Million in Direct Regional Spending

associated with direct jobs from firms and businesses associated with properties owned or developed by the Port of Lewiston.*

*Excerpts from a 2014 analysis of the Port of Lewiston’s economic impacts, completed by Professor Steven Peterson, University of Idaho.