The Port of Hueneme continues its 84-year legacy as a vital economic engine throughout Ventura County as showcased in a new economic impact report highlighting a 175% increase in economic activity totaling $2.2 billion since 2018.
The Port of Hueneme, the only commercial deep-water port between Los Angeles and San Francisco, is one of the most productive and efficient commercial trade gateways on the West Coast. Trade at the Port of Hueneme is valued at over $11.39 billion annually and continues to increase while the Port’s efforts continue to relieve some of the national supply chain congestion. The Port of Hueneme is the 4th largest container port in California and the first banana importation port on the entire West Coast.
Did you know the Port generates nearly 3,000 direct jobs with an average annual salary of $70,174? Overall jobs connected to the Port grew in record numbers to 20,032 jobs, with 4,200 new jobs, which account for 4% of Ventura’s gross domestic product, making up 6% of Ventura County’s workforce. Of note, 95% of these trade-created jobs are right here in Ventura County!
Benefits for Local Government
Trade also generates tax revenue for local cities through Port partners who invest in and base their operations in our communities. The Port does not receive funding from taxpayers for operations, but rather runs off payments from its customers. Approximately 10% of this revenue is provided to the City of Port Hueneme through negotiated agreements. Tax revenues to local cities and the state topped out at $173.2 million; a tremendous 224% increase since 2018!
Leaders in Environmental Stewardship
The Port of Hueneme is committed to protecting the environment and supporting a healthy quality of life. The Port plays a valuable role in the health and viability of the local and regional economies and takes very seriously its role as an active community partner and as an environmental steward.
The Port of Hueneme is the first California port to receive certification from Green Marine, the preeminent certifier of sustainable maritime facility operations. This program assists ports, terminal operators and shipping lines in reducing their environmental footprint through a comprehensive program that addresses key environmental issues and criteria.
Community Partnerships & Enrichment
In addition to the economic benefits the Port and its customers bring to local residents, the Port is also committed to grassroots community engagement and enrichment through support and presence at local events.
This year, the Port hosted the region’s first robotics competition for 1,200 high school students. Through the pandemic and continuing today, the Port has held 60 food collection and distribution events for over 42,000 local families in need.
We invite you to learn more about the Port of Hueneme at www.portofh.org.