The Port is pleased to present its 2023 Final Strategic Budget. This budget reflects the Port’s dedication towards promoting sustainable economic development and creating jobs for Whatcom County residents. The Port plays an important role in the economic success of the region by optimizing transportation gateways like the Bellingham International Airport, rehabilitating underutilized assets like the Bellingham Shipping Terminal, and leading economic development initiatives such as the revitalization of Bellingham’s downtown waterfront. The Regional Economic Partnership (REP) is the Port’s economic development division. REP strives for a sustainable, resilient regional economy by creating programs and taskforces which support the recruitment, retention and expansion of Whatcom County businesses.