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Rep. Kilmer announces new grant funding for Small Businesses

Sound Physicians Corporate Headquarters to remain in Tacoma!

2016-2020 EDB Work Program: Compete. Every Day. Forever.  

Wellspring 2014 clean water technology conference materials

Pierce County Aerospace Supplier Guide website

Pierce County Skills Center teaches composites skills to high school students

Water Works Here website launches

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The Northwest Seaport Alliance officially unveiled as Ports of Tacoma and Seattle approve historic partnership

The Northwest Seaport Alliance


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.  


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



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


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