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JOBS & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Deanna Keller will be a strong advocate for growing family wage jobs at one of the key economic engines in Pierce County. Thousands of workers and their families are directly impacted by the businesses and facilities located in the port industrial lands at the Port of Tacoma, Frederickson and other port properties in Pierce County.

Coupled with the ongoing operations with the Seaport Alliance, the combined ports directly provide 20,000 jobs producing $1.9 billion in labor income. The average wage for a worker in the marine cargo industry is approximately $95,000 annually and the industry supports nearly $6 billion in business output.

The Port of Tacoma and its partnership resulting from the Northwest Seaport Alliance (NWSA) makes this region the fourth-largest container gateway in North America. It is estimated this partnership supports 58,400 jobs across the state economy nearly $10 billion in business output in 2017.

As the president of a family-owned business, Deanna understands the struggles and importance of providing excellent customer service, production of quality products in safe and healthy environment, fiscal accountability and a commitment to her workers to for future sustainability. She will do the same at the Port of Tacoma.

JOBS & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Deanna Keller will be a strong advocate for growing family wage jobs at one of the key economic engines in Pierce County. Thousands of workers and their families are directly impacted by the businesses and facilities located in the port industrial lands at the Port of Tacoma, Frederickson and other port properties in Pierce County.

Coupled with the ongoing operations with the Seaport Alliance, the combined ports directly provide 20,000 jobs producing $1.9 billion in labor income. The average wage for a worker in the marine cargo industry is approximately $95,000 annually and the industry supports nearly $6 billion in business output.

The Port of Tacoma and its partnership resulting from the Northwest Seaport Alliance (NWSA) makes this region the fourth-largest container gateway in North America. It is estimated this partnership supports 58,400 jobs across the state economy nearly $10 billion in business output in 2017.

As the president of a family-owned business, Deanna understands the struggles and importance of providing excellent customer service, production of quality products in safe and healthy environment, fiscal accountability and a commitment to her workers to for future sustainability. She will do the same at the Port of Tacoma.


TRANSPORTATION

Transportation and infrastructure development are critical for the success of the Port of Tacoma and the Seaport Alliance.

As a part of that undertaking, the state and community leaders are working on a regional mobility effort to develop freight connections, congestion reduction, multimodal connections, safety measures and environmental enhancements.

The largest component of that effort is SR 167, which is being funded as a part of the Puget Sound Gateway Program. In today’s dollars, those projects are expected to cost $1.8 billion with SR 167 receiving more than half that funding. Recent legislation will move the completion of the project by three years by selling bonds for construction, which will be repaid by toll revenue.

As a Tacoma Port Commissioner, Deanna will be committed to working with government partners at all levels to fund the projects associated with this regional effort in a cost-effective manner. The mobility of workers and cargo is paramount to creating good family wage jobs, improved roads, rail and transit, and ensuring our port remains competitive for international trade.

In addition to construction of these facilities and regional mobility, Deanna will push for improved air and water quality, the restoration of habitat for wildlife and aquatic life and connecting trails for walking and biking to the Interurban Trail.

SAFETY & ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP

Over decades, the Port of Tacoma, businesses, local governments, nonprofit organizations and community volunteers have spent thousands of hours and millions of dollars to provide for jobs, wildlife and people in the tideflats. The Port of Tacoma has cleaned up over 400 acres of contaminated property for productive use under protective restrictions.

In addition, the Port of Tacoma and other agencies have worked closely with business and labor unions to ensure the safety and welfare of workers in these areas. By reducing diesel and greenhouse gas emissions, this collective effort has successfully reduced the impacts on workers, neighbors, aquatic life and wildlife. This same coalition is responsible for ensure the safety of workers through strong security at each of the facilities located within the port.

The Port has developed the Northwest Ports Clean Air Strategy to reduce port-related emission and transitioned a marine cargo terminal to allow for shore power to be used by docked ships. This measure has dramatically reduced emissions coming from ships in port. The Port of Tacoma has also sought to recycle 90 percent from demolition projects.

Deanna has spent decades engaged in our community. She will work to be inclusive and bringing people together to find solutions that will allow our port and region to be sustainable and safe.

She will advocate for continued efforts to mitigate for storm water run-off, protect water quality, restore habitat and preserving open space as a natural buffer between industrial land and residential areas. She will support targeted cleanup projects around Commencement Bay and other port areas. She knows a healthy bay creates a healthy economy.


JOBS & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Deanna Keller will be a strong advocate for growing family wage jobs at one of the key economic engines in Pierce County. Thousands of workers and their families are directly impacted by the businesses and facilities located in the port industrial lands at the Port of Tacoma, Frederickson and other port properties in Pierce County.

Coupled with the ongoing operations with the Seaport Alliance, the combined ports directly provide 20,000 jobs producing $1.9 billion in labor income. The average wage for a worker in the marine cargo industry is approximately $95,000 annually and the industry supports nearly $6 billion in business output.

The Port of Tacoma and its partnership resulting from the Northwest Seaport Alliance (NWSA) makes this region the fourth-largest container gateway in North America. It is estimated this partnership supports 58,400 jobs across the state economy nearly $10 billion in business output in 2017.

As the president of a family-owned business, Deanna understands the struggles and importance of providing excellent customer service, production of quality products in safe and healthy environment, fiscal accountability and a commitment to her workers to for future sustainability. She will do the same at the Port of Tacoma.

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