More than two of every 10 workers [23.1% of Walla Walla
County’s labor force] are employed by businesses assisted
by the Port of Walla Walla. That means somebody you know
benefits from Port activities that generate career opportunities
that make a difference.
2002, companies assisted by the Port of Walla Walla
provided 5,564 jobs which resulted in a total payroll
In 2002, companies assisted by the Port of Walla Walla paid
$5,024,286 in property taxes. That’s 12.3% of all property
taxes collected in Walla Walla County. Five of the top 10
largest taxpayers in the county are Port assisted businesses.
For every one dollar in taxpayer support received by the Port
of Walla Walla, businesses assisted by the Port pay back more
than $3.98 in property taxes.