Sound Possibilities

Great Place to Work

Forbes listed the Tacoma-Lakewood metro area #10 on its Best Places for Business and Careers (2018).

When WalletHub (2019) profiled all 50 states and the District of Columbia across 28 key indicators of economic performance and strength, Washington State came out in the #1 spot. U.S. News and World Reports agrees, applauding some of the lowest power rates in the country.

Pierce County Profile

Great Place to Live

Our cities offer walkable neighborhoods, farmers markets, miles of urban parks, and accessible waterfronts. Our rural areas give way to farmers’ fields and evergreen trees, herds of wildlife, and the soaring peaks of the Cascade mountain range.

Great Place to Play

Our land stretches from the depths of Puget Sound waters to the heights of Mount Rainier, and includes everything in between. Check out rhubarb pie in Sumner or antiques in Puyallup. Maritime can be found in Gig Harbor, while majestic gardens are to be explored in Lakewood. Discover history in Fife or connect with nature at Mount Rainier. With each just a car-ride away from Tacoma’s museum scene, it’s easy to go out and explore.

Visit for more information about the culture, dining, and recreation available in Pierce County.

Affordable and Accessible

Tacoma-Pierce County features the best prices in the Puget Sound area, meeting the needs and budgets of families. Housing choices range from traditional Victorian and Craftsman styles to condos in planned communities to rural acreage. Mt. Rainier’s majestic profile is visible throughout the county. Diverse and walkable neighborhoods, plenty of parks and public areas, and easy commutes to work and shopping add to Pierce County’s appeal.

Washington State is the largest producer of hydropower in the nation. Combine that with a temperate climate and the result is that our electricity costs are among the lowest in the country.

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Top-Notch Health Care

St. Joseph Medical Center healthcare Tacoma Pierce County profile

St. Joseph Medical Center’s unusual architectural profile can been seen for miles.

CHI Franciscan is a comprehensive health care organization operating hospitals, same-day surgery centers, occupational health services, physical therapy clinics and centers for advanced medicine featuring state-of-the-art technology.

MultiCare is a not-for-profit health care organization with more than 15,000 team members, including employees, providers and volunteers. MultiCare operates five hospitals and numerous clinics serving patients at nearly 100 locations.

Madigan Army Medical Center, located at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, comprises a network of Army medical facilities located in Washington and California that serve more than 100,000 active duty service members, their families, and retirees.

Pierce County maintains a comprehensive list of helpful resources.

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