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    Wal-mart may be a component of their traffic, whatever moral quandries that may present there is no denying their economic impact:

    The Port of Tacoma is considered an "economic engine" for the region. A study released in July 2005 highlighted the Port's economic impact at both the local and state level:
    More than 43,000 jobs in Pierce County are related to the Port of Tacoma's activities.
    More than 113,000 jobs in Washington State are related to the Port's activities.
    Port-related jobs generate $637 million in annual wages in Pierce County.
    Port activities generate more than $90 million annually in state and local taxes in Washington state.

    Washington State is the most trade-dependent state in the nation -- one out of three jobs are related to international trade.

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