Port Of Chehalis

Since 1986

Business incentives

Your business gets a boost in Chehalis!

  • Fast Track Permitting
  • Business Friendly Environment
  • Job Skills Training through Centralia College
  • Competitive Pricing¬†
  • Available Job Force

There are multiple advantages to setting up shop at the Port of Chehalis. In addition our prime location halfway between Portland and Seattle along the West Coast's only interstate corridor, our Washington setting means we can offer numerous tax incentives to business enterprises.

Washington State Tax Facts

  • No corporate sales tax
  • No personal income tax
  • No inventory tax
  • No unitary tax
  • No tax on interest, dividends, or capital gains

Washington State Tax Incentive Programs

The state of Washington offers a range of tax incentive programs. A brief list is below. Download the Tax Incentives Overview (.pdf) for more complete information.

  • Distressed Area Business and Occupation Tax CreditA $2,000 or $4,000 credit against the B &O tax is available for each new employment position created by a qualifying manufacturer.
  • Sales and Use Tax Exemption on Machinery and Equipment
    For qualifying manufacturers, processors for hire and manufacturers who perform research and development are not required to pay the sales or use tax on machinery and equipment used directly in the manufacturing or research and development process. Charges for labor and services for installing machinery and equipment are also not subject to the sales or use tax. Major distribution centers, over 200,000 s.f. also qualify for sales and use exemptions.
  • .09 Grant Fund
    Funding is available for qualifying public facilities improvements. This is a special program directed by Lewis County.  Lewis County can provide public infrastructure improvements through this fund.
  • CERB Fund
    An excellent state program to provide loan and grant funding for public improvements needed to serve industry.
  • Education & Training Grants
    Both federal and state programs are available to help in recruitment and training of new workers.

Revenue Bonds

Industrial Development Revenue Bonds (IDRB's) are tax-exempt debt obligations issued by public corporations to support manufacturing, processing, and utility type economic development projects. As the issuing agency for these bonds, the Port or Chehalis Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) welcomes your interest in IDRB financing.