The Port of Tacoma will host a “Port 101” workshop Sept. 16 in Fife to educate the public about the Port, its history, operations and future development plans.

This is the third in a series of workshops that expand last year’s launch of the program in an effort to connect more broadly with citizens throughout the community.

"It’s important for citizens to know that Port business reaches deep into our communities, not just along the waterfront,” said Port Commission President Clare Petrich. "These workshops allow us to reach out to our community and listen to the questions people might have about the historic roots of our maritime industry, what role this activity plays today in our economy and how it will grow and affect them in the future."

The 90-minute workshop will be held Wednesday, Sept. 16, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Fife City Hall, 5411 23rd St. E. in Fife. The public is welcome. No reservations necessary.

The workshops also will travel to Sumner and Spanaway in October. They visited Steilacoom and Gig Harbor earlier this summer.

About the Port of Tacoma
The Port of Tacoma is an economic engine for South Puget Sound, with more than 43,000 family-wage jobs in Pierce County and 113,000 jobs across Washington state connected to Port activities. A major gateway to Asia and Alaska, the Port of Tacoma is among the largest container ports in North America. The Port is also a major center for bulk, breakbulk and project/heavy-lift cargoes, as well as automobiles and trucks.

Contact: Tara Mattina, Port of Tacoma, (253) 428-8674