PPW Updates
Family-Wage Job Credits Effective January 1

The Pierce County Executive and County Council are committed to creating jobs in Pierce County. To that end, they recently passed a Family-Wage Job Credit Program effective January 1, 2019.

The program provides a one-time $275 credit per job to employers who create at least five new permanent family-wage jobs in unincorporated Pierce County after January 1, 2019.

Minimum qualifications:
  • Applicant must create at least 5 new jobs with pay of 80% of annual household median ($52,197 for 2019), excluding employer paid benefits. 
  • Jobs must be advertised and filled after January 1, 2019. 
  • Family Wage Job Credit applications can only be accepted through December 31, 2024. 
  • Applicant must have applied, and paid for, one of the following permits/applications after December 31, 2016: 
    • Building permits
    • Critical area review
    • Traffic impact fees
    • Sewer connection charges
    • Land use actions, such as conditional permits and variances
To apply:
Please contact the Development Center at (253) 798-3739 or by email.
Review Ordinance 2018-51s for more information.

Take advantage of this incentive while you can! This program ends on December 31, 2024.


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Dennis Hanberg
Pierce County Planning and Public Works

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