Making Growing Gateways will secure decent work and economic growth
Washington will be a premier region for imports, exports and maritime industrial activity with a reputation for safety, transparency, efficiency, and sustainability.
Pathway: Working Waterfronts
Washington will lead the nation in efficient, clean, and safe maritime practices across all maritime communities and sectors of the industry.
- Digitalized processes
- Clean & efficient operations
- Attracting and training the future workforce of our ports
and Regulatory Strategy
- Long-term maritime infrastructure & transportation strategy
Regulatory predictability & land use
- Attracting business activity through sustainability
Maritime sector stewardship & corporate social responsibility
Increase eco-tourism & recreational boating
Invest in critical port and maritime infrastructure to maintain and increase modernization and competitiveness.
Align and simplify the regulatory and permitting process to improve, speed, efficiency and predictability in maritime infrastructure projects.
Develop regional collaborations and partnerships that promote competitiveness and reduce ecological impact.
Work with regulatory agencies to create a process for Blue innovation projects that meet sustainable economic development criteria. This could include establishment of a maritime innovation validation zone; and a designated in-water location with streamlined permitting to allow for research, demonstration, testing, and evaluation of new technologies.