Economic Impact Study

The Port of Astoria retained BST Associates to estimate the economic impact generated in calendar year 2009 by the Port and its tenants. The purpose of this study is to document how investments by the Port make an impact in Clatsop County and Oregon State.

The study shows the Port and its tenants generated approximately $110 million in direct business revenue in 2009 (i.e., sales of goods and services). The Port and its tenants at the piers and associated uplands owned by the Port Astoria generated $59 million in revenue, $34 million at the airport, and $17 million at the marinas and boatyard.

The Port of Astoria generated an estimated 955 full-time equivalent (FTE1) direct jobs in 2009 as a result of its own and its tenants’ activity. Including direct, indirect and induced impacts, the Port and its tenants generated approximately 1,410 jobs in Clatsop County and 1,785 jobs in Oregon State in 2009.

The number of actual direct full-time jobs generated by the Port and its tenants in 2009 was approximately 850. Part-time jobs at Port tenants are primarily in the fish processing industry, and are highly seasonal. Depending on the time of year the number of part-time workers may vary from essentially none to more than 500.

For a complete PDF copy of the study, please click here. For other details or questions, contact the Port offices.