News and Resources for Your Businesses

Updated August 5, 2020 at 3:45 PM

Pierce county is open for business! We know that you are all working to keep your businesses running and profitable and we want to do everything we can to help.  Information sharing and models of best practices will be key to our collective success. We are all in this together!

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Rapid Response South Sound

Rapid Response South South

The EDB and Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber have teamed up to create the Rapid Response South Sound. The response team and their panel of experts are here to answer all of your COVID-19 related questions for the next 90 days!
Head to the Rapid Response South Sound Website to learn more.

Ongoing Monday, Wednesday, Friday Business Information Webinar

The Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber of Commerce and the Economic Development Board for Tacoma-Pierce County are launching a series of regular conference calls to discuss the rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation.  Now co-hosting with the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber and Kitsap Economic Development Alliance, we will cover what is known to date about existing and emerging assistance to companies and employees impacted by COVID-19.

Please join our panel for an in-depth discussion of issues for our businesses that have arisen due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

NEXT CALL: Wednesday, August 4, 2020

Call Opens at 10:45am and go from 11:00am-12:00pm

Call-in details and more information here!

Re-Opening Tool-Kits, and Recovery Resources

Pierce County Companies are Hiring

WorkSource Pierce is diligently updating information and adding new job postings through their site and social media pages.

Learn more on their page here.

Impact Washington Back to Work Best Practices Webinar

The EDB and Impact WA are pleased to announce an opportunity for manufacturers to access technical assistance and support.

Time: 11:00am – 11:45am

Webinar Dates: April 28, April 30, May 5, and May 7

For call-in details for each webinar view the webinar flyer.

 Impact Washington Webinar Presentation

Webinar Audio Recordings:
April 28, 2020
April 30, 2020
May 5, 2020
May 7, 2020

Impact Washington Update (June 2020) – $1.2M Available to Aid Washington Based Manufacturers Recover from the Coronavirus Pandemic. 

Dependable Health News Resources

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National News & Information Page

For specific information regarding Pierce County, State of Washington, or the country, please head to our individual information pages.

Navigating Resources and Information Guides

We know that there is a lot of information out there, and sometimes it is hard to simply find the answer to what this means for your company or employees. The EDB and other community partners have come together to create some quick resource guides to help.


You can find lists of resources on our Pierce County, State of Washington, and the country information and resource pages.


Contact the EDB

If you come across additional information please send it to us and we will share it.

PIERCE COUNTY WA economic development Maddie Merton edb staff

Maddie Merton

Vice President for Business Retention and Expansion

Contact Maddie