Connie's Council Update

Dear friends and neighbors,

Jobs, jobs, jobs! Pierce County is on the road to recovery. The Pierce County Economic Development Department and the Economic Development Board (EDB) for Tacoma - Pierce County have worked together to recruit and retain businesses in the County. Since 1978, the EDB has worked with job and wealth-creating companies to grow and diversify the economy of the South Sound. The organizations have experienced many development successes from 2011 to 2015. Here are a few highlights:

  • 3,338 jobs recruited and retained
  • $189,356,723 in wages and salaries at represented companies
  • $252,155,000 in private capital at represented companies
  • Recruitment and retention programs provide a $95:1 return for EDB investors.

Big things are to come in Pierce County! By the end of 2020, the EDB plans to work with its partners to create 3,220 jobs, attract $400 million in private capital investment and help expand 35 companies. Stay tuned for more information about the county’s economic development. Pierce County is truly becoming a great place to live, work and play!

If you would like to learn more about the economic successes or future plans in Pierce County, please visit the EDB website or the Pierce County Economic Development Department website.


Connie Ladenburg
Port of Tacoma & Fredrickson
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