Our Mission

The mission of the Port of Chehalis is to grow and diversify the local economy, and to foster high quality job creation.

The Port of Chehalis is one of 75 public port districts in the State of Washington. The Port is a municipal corporation governed by three elected Port Commissioners serving six year terms each.


We never stop Building

Since its formation in 1986, it has been the Port’s goal to encourage economic development and job creation.

Preserving Values

It is also important to the Port to preserve the high quality of life historically enjoyed by area residents, recognizing that this feature is one of the Port’s strongest assets.

Problem Solvers

Economic vitality of a community is an integral part of high quality of life for its citizens. Increased employment opportunities, a reduction in unemployment, and increases in real incomes can improve the overall quality of life in the area.

We're the Connection

In furtherance of its goals, the Port of Chehalis is a public developer of industrial and commercial property and facilities.

The Port of Chehalis works with private industry to determine the best approach to meet a business's needs when locating a new facility or expanding an existing facility.The Port of Chehalis provides its clients with optimum flexibility and service.

Location, Location, Location!

The Port of Chehalis is located in Lewis County, Washington halfway between Seattle, Washington and Portland, Oregon by a distance of 85 miles north and south via Interstate 5 to each.

The Chehalis Industrial Park is located south of the Chehalis city limits and on the east side of Interstate 5.

The Port of Chehalis property is situated near all of the important transportation networks serving the west coast. It is adjacent to Interstate 5, the main north-south Pacific Coast interstate, and is served by three Interstate 5 interchanges.

The property is 9 miles from State Route 12, the only year-round route east over the Cascades north of the Columbia River and south of Seattle.

In addition, rail service by Burlington Northern, Union Pacific and Amtrak connect the area to all major US cities. Portland International Airport is 80 miles south of Chehalis via Interstate 5.

The Port of Chehalis is within a 60 mile radius of multiple deep water ports offering containerized shipping and other services, including the Ports of Tacoma, Olympia, Longview, Vancouver, Kalama and more.

The twin cities of Chehalis and Centralia are the most populated areas of Lewis County with a combined population of approximately 74,000.

Chehalis is the County Seat. Lewis County is the oldest county in the State of Washington and offers a beautiful rural setting with multiple natural amenities including mountains, lakes and streams. At the same time, Lewis County offers a location on Interstate 5 ideal for industry. Lewis County is served by Centralia College, Providence Hospital, Centralia Outlet Malls, numerous antique malls and shops, and multiple historic residential and commercial districts. The Chehalis School District provides excellent educational and extra curriculum activities to area youth.

Lewis County Information

The Washington State Office of Financial Management has data for county population, economy, government services, human services, housing, trends and more. U.S. Census Bureau for State & County QuickFacts has more local area information!

City of Chehalis Information

You can find more information in the  Chehalis Renaissance Brochure

Port of Chehalis Commissioners

Mark Giffey

Mark Giffey

District 1

Ken Kostick

Ken Kostick

District 2

Mark Anders

Mark Anders

District 3

Port of Chehalis Staff

Randy Mueller

Randy Mueller

Chief Executive Officer

Rick Rouse

Rick Rouse

Senior Director of Operations

Debra Muller

Debra Muller