Pierce County Skills Center teaches composites skills to high school students
Kevin Hall, McClatchy Newspapers Chief Economics Correspondent, 2013 EDB Annual Meeting presentation
Watch the 2013 EDB Annual Meeting here
Port of Tacoma launches new blog to support SR 167 completion
New aerospace resource website launched More...
View Boeing's currentmarket outlook presentation from the Pierce County Aerospace Summit here
Water Works Here website launches
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!
See coverage of the EDB Annual Meeting on Pierce County TV
EDB announces the 2013 Excellent 10 Awards
The 2013 Excellent 10 was announced by the EDB at the Annual Luncheon on March 1. This year's award winners - in no particular order are: Amazon's DuPont fulfillment center, Carlisle Construction Materials in Frederickson, Coordinated Care, SAFE Boats International, Point Ruston (pictured above), EnCon, the Grand Alliance, and the Tacoma Art Museum's Western Art Collection Haub gift. The final two winners were Health Services and Infrastructure, each consisting of several projects.
Governor Inslee addresses a large crowd at the re dedication of the Murray Morgan Bridge
Amazon announces plans for 1 million-square-foot fulfillment center in DuPont!!!
Paul Brown of CDM Smith delivers the keynote address at WellSpring 2012
Paul Brown - a noted author and expert on sustainable cities - provides an insightful view of the opportunities and challenges facing the world's water resources and the economies that depend on them to a packed room at the University of Washington Tacoma. Click here to view materials from WellSpring 2012.
Carlisle Construction Materials continues building their new Frederickson facility
Carlisle Construction Materials' new Frederickson facility construction progress as of August 2012.
Carlisle Construction Materials has completed construction of the exterior of their new facility in Frederickson and continues work on the interior improvements. This $25 million capital investment in Pierce County will also bring roughly 75-100 new jobs once the 350,000 square foot building is completed. The EDB worked closely with the Pierce County Economic Development Department, Tacoma Rail, property owner David Randles and the State of Washington on this project. More information on Carlisle Construction Materials.
Pierce County Aerospace Summit draws 150 to UW Tacoma
Chris Green of the EDB leads a panel discussion on workforce resources available to local companies. More than 150 attended the summit. Drew Magill, Director of Marketing for Boeing Commercial Airplanes, delivered Boeing's current market outlook presentation which predicts global markets will need 34,000 new planes over the next 20 years. Click here for a copy of that presentation.
Pierce County Executive Pat McCarthy, co-chair of the Tacoma Pierce Aerospace Partners, delivered the opening and closing remarks and highlighted goals to help local companies connect with eachother and with available resources to tap into the growth of the industry.
Alex Pietsch, Director of the Governor's Office of Aerospace, also delivered a presentation on the State's efforts in Farnborough and the Washington Aerospace Partnership. Click here for a copy of that presentation.
CFM Consolidated celebrates 50 years, and hits the road for a cross-country tour
CFM Consolidated, a Fife-based umbrella company for Cascade Plastics, Flex-a-lite, and Marisource, celebrated 50 years in business with a June 18th kickoff event to launch a nation-wide tour to meet with clients and promote their products. Pictured above is a 2011 Chevrolet Camaro fitted with Flex-a-lite performance cooling products, which will also be taken on the tour. CFM Consolidated is led by President Lisa Chissus, recent winner of the Alliance for Women Owned Businesses Crystal Star Award.
Comprehensive Clinical Development Cuts Ribbon on Tacoma facility
Comprehensive Clinical Development (CCD) cuts the ribbon on their updated facility in Tacoma. Pictured above at center is CEO Jack McGovern, who is joined by Tacoma City Councilmember Marty Campbell (both cutting the ribbon) and Dr. Jon Ruckle, Medical Director for Early Development at CCD on the far right.
Grand Alliance brings a major boost for the Port of Tacoma and South Sound
John Wolfe, Executive Director of the Port of Tacoma cuts the ribbon on the new 600 foot berth extension at Washington United Terminals. He is joined by Port Commissioners Marzano and Meyer as well as representatives from Washington United Terminal.
Boeing and Machinists strike historic agreement to keep 737 MAX production in Renton
Governor Gregoire was joined by dozens of business and government leaders from around the state, including Pierce County Executive Pat McCarthy at Renton Technical College to announce her recommendations for Washington's effort to retain production of the 737 MAX. Pictured above is the current production line of the 737 at Boeing's Renton facility.
Governor's press release
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