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Frederickson: Room to Grow

We hope you are not among those who believe that Frederickson is FULL! Frederickson is booming AND there’s plenty of land available for more companies. There have been significant infrastructure investments made in the area – from the expansion of Canyon Road to seven lanes, to the availability of abundant amounts of power, water, and sewer capacity. Full article…

P&J Machining

Doing Business in Pierce County

Pierce County is home to businesses large and small and all are appreciated for their contribution to the County’s economic well-being. The Pierce County Economic Development Department and its partners work together to encourage and assist small, entrepreneurial firms to thrive and grow. In each newsletter we feature one of these companies.

 P&J Machining

 Founded in 1979, P&J Machining is a second-generation machine shop located in the
 Puyallup Valley. Current owners Paul and Mike Hogoboom have grown the business from
 the garage, where their father started the business, to over 70,000 square feet of
manufacturing space. P&J employs over 105 people. Full article…

Connections Made at Site Selectors Guild Fall Forum

One way the Economic Development Department (EDD) works to attract new business to Pierce County is by making sure the message is out that Pierce County is open for business! In September, a team from the EDD and the Economic Development Board for Tacoma Pierce County (EDB) did just that by attending the Site Selectors Guild Fall Forum Conference in Seattle. Site selectors, or location consultants as they are sometimes called, help corporations find suitable locations to expand and grow. Full article…


If Disaster Strikes, Is Your Business Ready?

Given the number of disasters in the news recently, it’s a reminder that disasters can happen at any time. Is your business ready? If a catastrophic disaster hit your business, would it be able to survive? Planning for business survival can be simple or complex depending on your needs. Many tools are available to help with the process. Full article…

Have a Passion for the Arts?

The Pierce County Economic Development Department is seeking a citizen volunteer to serve on its nine member Arts Commission (PCAC) for a three-year term. Candidates are being recruited from District 3 and District 7 (visit the links to see if you reside within one of these districts). Successful candidates will be appointed by the County Executive and confirmed by the County Council. If interested, please visit our website for more information:  

Pierce County Economic Development
950 Pacific Ave, Suite 720
Tacoma, WA 98402

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