Nominate a Project for the EDB’s Excellent 10 List

    Each year at our Annual Meeting, the Economic Development Board presents the “Excellent 10” list of ten great economic development projects in Pierce County that were worked on or completed between January and December of the previous year.  The projects on the list vary from industrial and office expansions to educational facilities to sewer infrastructure, or from hospitals to museums.

    The Economic Development Board did not work on all of these projects, although they had a hand in, or took the lead on a few.

    The Board evaluates projects that are key drivers of jobs, capital investment, or other important community development in our region.

    We are in the process of determining our Excellent 10 list for this year’s Annual Meeting.

    Do you have any suggestions on projects in Pierce County that we should consider? 

    Please provide the following information in an email to by February 10, 2017.

    • Company or Project name
    • Description of the project
    • Your first name and last name
    • Your email address

    Join the EDB for Our 2017 Annual Meeting

    WHEN: Wednesday, March 1, 2017 from 11:15 AM to 1:30 PM

    WHERE: Greater Tacoma Convention Center – 1500 Broadway Tacoma, WA 98402

    Registration is fast and secure.

    The festivities start at 11:15 a.m. with check-in and networking, lunch at 12:00 noon, and adjournment at 1:30 p.m.

    As always, we anticipate tables and seats to sell quickly, so early registration is strongly recommended.

    Advance registration and pre-payment is required.

    CLICK HERE to register NOW!

    CLICK HERE for more information about sponsorship of the event. Gold and Silver level sponsorships are still available, as well as custom packages. 

    We expect 500 – 600 community leaders at this signature event for the South Sound. We’ll be unveiling of the Excellent 10 List for 2016, annual business retention and recruitment results, and the winner of the Golden Shovel Award.

    We will welcome Bill Conerly, PhD who will present “Conerly on the Economy: Business Challenges and Opportunities in 2017”

    Dr. Conerly is a highly regarded advisor to businesses and institutions looking for an expert who can apply economics to real world problems. He is a savvy, funny, provocative speaker who will leave you asking for more. His clients include Columbia Bank, Wells Fargo Bank, Nike, Boeing and hundreds of others.

    An executive from UBS Financial Services said this about Bill, “You are a master at your craft and a favorite of our audience.”

    We will also present the Excellent 10 list of great economic development projects in Pierce County. We are currently in the process of determining our Excellent 10 list for this year’s meeting. Do you have any suggestions on projects in Pierce County that we should consider? Learn more about our nomination form and submit an entry.

    Of course, we will have fabulous PRIZES, as always!

    Reserve your table today!

    Questions? Call Brenna Sandstrom (253) 226-8824 or reach her by email at