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NMTA is the country's largest regional marine association. Founded in 1947 to fight a proposed special tax on boaters, the Association quickly expanded its vision of a unified industry by pitching a tent on the shores of Lake Union and holding its first boat show. Today, with a membership exceeding 600, participation of individual companies like yours makes business better for all. There's strength in numbers so climb aboard to help yourself and your industry.

Northwest Marine Trade Association Mission Statement:

The purpose of the Northwest Marine Trade Association is to promote the growth of recreational boating and the businesses of our members.

The core values set out below drive the work of the Northwest Marine Trade Association. We are constantly working to ensure that we adhere to these values in all aspects of our organization - from strategic planning to tactical daily work.

  1. The direction of the Association comes from its members.
  2. There is fair and equitable recognition of members.
  3. The Association fosters an environment that encourages participation by its members.
  4. The Association is strategic in its planning, thinking and actions.
  5. The Association applies a dedicated approach to prioritizing and resolving common issues that affect its members.
  6. The Association works constructively with other groups in pursuit of its mission statement.
  7. The Association acts with transparency and integrity in conducting its business.
  8. The Association is non-partisan.
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