159 BUSINESS VIEW MAGAZINE VOLUME 9, ISSUE 3 Port of Bent These economic benefits are represented by substantial revenues generated by businesses in the port boundaries, currently slightly north of half a billion dollars annually, or 5% of the county’s economic output. In addition, port businesses maintain an annual payroll of $200 million, representing over 10,000 jobs within the port district. With such an impressive track record, the Port of Benton has risen to become a critical economic center within the Tri- Cities, complementing the 75 port districts in Washington state, including the Port of Pasco AN INNOVATIVE INLAND LOGISTICS HUB P ort of Benton is a busy Washington state inland port in the city of Richland, in Benton County. In total, the port covers 2,756 acres with 12 sites, 50 buildings, and two airports and has assets above $90 million. As a significant regional commercial hub, the port provides tremendous economic benefits to businesses that choose to set up shop within its district.