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Click here to see 2013 Wellspring materials 

EDB unveils 2014 Major Employers List!

View Materials from the 2014 Pierce County Aerospace Summit

2014 Pierce County Aerospace Survey Results

Gov. Inslee and local business leaders speak at the 2014 Annual Meeting

See the 2014 Excellent 10 List here  

Chambers Bay - site of the 2015 US Open gets some publicity during the Seahawks 49ers game

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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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 and Tacoma Mayor Marilyn Strickland 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.  

  
  

Pierce 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.  


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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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