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Sound Physicians Corporate Headquarters to remain in Tacoma!

Compete. Everyday. Forever.  Prosperity for Tacoma-Pierce County.  The EDB's 2016-2020 work program prospectus

Wellspring 2014 clean water technology conference materials

View Materials from the 2014 Pierce County Aerospace Summit

Pierce County Aerospace Supplier Guide website

Pierce County Skills Center teaches composites skills to high school students

Port of Tacoma launches new blog to support SR 167 completion

Water Works Here website launches

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Michael Putnam is first to tee off to commence the 2015 U.S. Open Championship

Michael Putnam Chambers Bay



Construction for US Open at Chambers Bay beginning to take shape

Chambers Bay US Open construction



 Miss the EDB Annual Meeting?  See the replay here, including the US  Open presentation!



 2015 Excellent 10 list announced at EDB Annual Meeting March 4


Pictured above: the new UW Tacoma YMCA located on Market Street in Downtown Tacoma.
A full list of winners is available at the link above.  



Seaport Alliance awarded the 2015 Golden Shovel Award at EDB Annual Meeting

Golden Shovel

Pictured above from left to right: Troy Goodman, Targa Sound Terminal and EDB Board Chair; Bill Bryant, Port of Seattle Commissioner; Don Johnson, Port of Tacoma Commissioner; Bruce Kendal, EDB President and CEO.


GKN Aerospace announces new plant in Sumner to supply wingtips for the 737MAX
GKN Sumner WA


Columbia Bank makes Forbes list of the nation's Top 20 Banks

Columbia Bank



Niagara Bottling LLC cuts the ribbon on its new Frederickson bottling plant

Niagara Bottling ribbon cutting

Niagara Bottling LLC founder Andy Peykoff Sr., and President Andy Peykoff Jr. are joined by Pierce County
Executive Pat McCarthy, Tacoma Mayor Marilyn Strickland and other dignitaries to cut the ribbon on the new
311,000 square foot bottling and manufacturing facility in Frederickson completing a $50 million private capital
investment which has created 60 new jobs so far.  


EDB's US Open Pre-Function event draws business and community leaders

EDB US Open Pre Function Event


Pierce County's Northwest Door flexes its global muscles with a shipment to Saudi Arabia made possible by the Export Import Bank.   Northwest Door



Approximately 160 gather at the 2014 Pierce County Aerospace Summit to hear from industry experts on exports, lean manufacturing, and workforce education

2014 Pierce County Aerospace Summit 


EDB and Pierce County attend the Farnborough Air Show with Governor Inslee

Pierce County, EDB, Susan Suess, Kevin Clegg, Governor Inslee
Susan Suess, EDB Sr. Vice President (middle), and Kevin Clegg, Pierce County Special Assistant to the Executive for Business Services (far left), attend the Farnborough Air Show in the United Kingdom with the Governor Inslee (middle) and Brian Bonlender, Director of the Washington State Dept. of Commerce (far right).  Kevin and Susan are meeting one on one with aerospace firms from around the world as well as marketing the robust supply chain here in Pierce County to firms that are looking for new suppliers.  The Farnborough Air Show is one of the largest air shows in world - the 2012 show had over 1500 exhibiting aerospace firms from around the globe. 

Boeing Frederickson to manufacture 777X composite tail piece


The EDB Annual Meeting highlights top projects from 2013 and future projects


BNY Mellon decides to stay in downtown Tacoma, renews lease!

BNY Mellon and Hotel Murano

BNY Mellon renewed its lease at their building on Broadway Plaza (seen at left with the Hotel Murano in the background).  With more than 170 employees, BNY Mellon is one of Tacoma's top 25 for-profit employers and has been operating in this location since 1999.  

See the EDB press release here


Activity heating up in Frederickson - progress continues on Niagara plant construction

Niagara July 2013

Niagara Sept 2013

Niagara Bottling, LLC, the largest family-owned bottled water manufacturer in the United States, will open their first facility in the Pacific Northwest in Randles Business Park in the Frederickson Industrial Area.  The new 311,000-square-foot facility will initially create 36 new jobs and make a capital investment of approximately $50 million.  See the progress of the construction of their new facility in the photos above take in July (left) and September (right) 2013.  


Tacoma Art Museum breaks ground on $15.5 million expansion, Sept. 5, 2013

 Tacoma Art Museum Groudbreaking Event

TAM's new wing will feature the Haub Family Collection of Western American Art.  It doubles the gallery space, and adds a new sculpture hall, a new family interactive gallery, and a visitor orientation room.  Governor Inslee, Congressman Kilmer, Mayor Strickland and other dignitaries join TAM Director, Stephanie Stebich, and other dignitaries at the groundbreaking.


Pierce County team effort brings Western Institutional Review Board to Puyallup


Niagara Bottling, LLC, announces plans to construct a state of the art manufacturing facility in Pierce County!

Niagara Bottling, LLC

Niagara Bottling, LLC, the largest family-owned bottled water manufacturer in the United States, will open their first facility in the Pacific Northwest, joining 13 others around the nation.  The new 311,000-square-foot facility in Randles Business Park in the Frederickson Industrial Area will initially create 36 new jobs and make a capital investment of approximately $50 million.  Groundbreaking is expected this fall and the company is scheduled to be fully operational in early 2014.  


State Farm announces 1100 new jobs in Tacoma!!!
State Farm has announced plans to lease approximately 300,000 square feet of space in downtown Tacoma, creating 300 new jobs initially with plans to expand to 1100!   

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