The Port of Warden was officially formed on April 12th, 1960.
The Port’s mission is to make strategic investments in land, buildings, infrastructure, and to develop effective partnerships to improve the economy of the Port District by promoting business retention and expansion, attracting new businesses, and helping to diversify the local economy.
The Port of Warden has very robust and extensive infrastructure including low cost hydro-electric power from Grant County PUD, reliable rail service from Columbia Basin Railroad, natural gas from Williams Pipeline and Cascade Natural Gas, close proximity to Interstate 90 and Washington State Route 17, abundant irrigation water supply from the Columbia Basin Project (East Columbia Basin Irrigation District and the US Bureau of Reclamation) and a large wastewater treatment system in partnership with the City of Warden and other local partners.
Nearly 50,000 people live within 20 miles of Warden, WA, while about 100,000 people reside within 40 miles of Warden. Additionally, the Port of Warden is close to major regional airports in Pasco, Washington and Spokane, Washington.