The Port of Tacoma is a major center for container cargo, bulk, breakbulk, autos and heavy-lift cargo.
Created by Pierce County citizens in 1918, the Port of Tacoma has become one of the largest container ports in North America and one of the top 50 in the world.
Located on Commencement Bay, a natural deep-water harbor in South Puget Sound, the port is ideally situated for creating jobs through Pacific Rim trade.
The port encompasses about 2,400 acres of land on the Tacoma Tideflats.
The Nalley Valley area includes about 650 acres zoned for industrial uses. It is connected to the port industrial area by roadways and rail.
Types of businesses operating in the Nalley Valley include food-processing, metal-working and finishing, painting and coating, plastics, general manufacturing, auto sales, vehicle maintenance and repair, retail and commercial and businesses associated with rail maintenance and operations.
As the major arterial running through the eastern edge of the Nalley Valley, South Tacoma Way serves as a large commercial and retail area with many auto-related businesses.