Confidential, free consulting
The EDB has a two-prong mission: retention and recruitment of primary businesses in Tacoma-Pierce County, Washington State.
Tacoma-Pierce County is great for business
Since 1978, the EDB has worked with firms that have invested billions of dollars in the South Puget Sound and that employ tens of thousands of workers at high wages: Boeing, Mitsui-Soko (U.S.A.), Inc., Amazon, IKEA, AIM Aerospace, NewCold, and hundreds of other firms have discovered what you can, too.
Bruce KendallPresident & CEO
Bruce is the driving force behind the EDB. He's an impassioned liaison to the board members and broader community, enthusiastically advocating for regional economic opportunity in Tacoma-Pierce County. To schedule a meeting with Bruce, please contact Deborah Kelly.(253) 284-5890 firstname.lastname@example.org
Jenn AdrienVice President, Communications
Jenn leads the communication efforts of the EDB to advance its mission and showcase the EDB's range of services both within and outside the region. In addition to overseeing print and online media, she provides guidance on policy advocacy, manages government affairs and investor relations, and directs the Annual Meeting.(253) 284-5888 email@example.com
Sarah BondsVice President, Business Recruitment
Sarah works directly with businesses and consultants to provide key information and assistance to land primary employers throughout all of Pierce County. Her work includes helping companies with site selection, exploring incentives, assisting with permitting, and connecting clients to workforce development resources.(253) 284-5892 firstname.lastname@example.org
Deborah KellyDirector of Operations
Deborah keeps the EDB going, overseeing the complex day-to-day logistics of a lean office team. She provides top level support to Bruce Kendall, including scheduling. Contact Deborah for help routing your inquiry to the correct EDB staff person.(253) 284-5884 email@example.com
Maddie MertonVice President, Business Retention and Expansion
Maddie manages the EDB’s relationships with existing primary businesses, delivering solutions to help them grow and succeed. She meets with an annual portfolio of 200 companies ranging from small, mid-sized, and large across multiple industry sectors. Her work includes navigating federal, state and local incentives, accessing financing and grant programs, permitting and regulatory assistance, connections to workforce development resources, and management consulting.(253) 284-5891 firstname.lastname@example.org
EDB Tacoma-Pierce County
950 Pacific Avenue, Suite 410
Tacoma, WA 98402
EDB Tacoma-Pierce County
P.O. Box 1515
Tacoma, WA 98401
On-street parking is available in most areas of downtown for a maximum of either 2 hrs or 90 min. Rates are posted on the curbside meters, which accept coins or credit.
Park Plaza North, 923 Commerce Street, Tacoma WA 98402
Park Plaza North is the closest off-street parking garage to the EDB office. The entrance of the garage is accessed by heading north on Commerce Street from South 11th Street. Park and enter your license plate at a meter during the payment process. Meters accept coins or credit.
Enter our office building via Pacific or via the parking garage’s sky bridge. The sky bridge connects on its top level to the 5th floor of our building.