News and Resources for Your Businesses

Updated May 4, 2021 at 3:11 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!

Currently Active Vital Financial Resource and Programs

Local Workforce Development, Grants, and Business Resources Webinar

Thursday, May 20, 2021 | 9:00 am – 9:45 am

Learn more about local workforce development opportunities, employee training grants, and programs available in Pierce County, Washington!


  • Maddie Merton, VP, Business Retention & Expansion, Economic Development Board for Tacoma-Pierce County
  • Don Sosnowski, Executive Director
  • Invista Performance Solutions
  • Lori Forte Harnick, President & CEO Goodwill of the Olympics & Rainier Region

REGISTER HERE | Download the webinar flyer


How to Report Fraudulent Unemployment Claims in WA State

New resource for small businesses struggling to find PPP lenders and other resources:

This is a straightforward hub for resources such as the Small Business Administration (SBA) and Small Business Development Centers (SBDC).  It includes a roster of technical assistance providers, a resource portal, a training calendar and a rapidly updated statewide list of lending institutions available for PPP loans. If you have additional resources or updates for the website, please email:  Additional Technical Assistance providers will be also considered by completing this Google form: Technical Assistance Organization Sign Up: WA State Small Business Resources Mobilization Campaign

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 Business Information Webinar, Now Every Wednesday!

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, June 9, 2021

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

Call-in details and more information here!

Dependable Health News Resources

Local News & Information Page    State News & Information Page

National News & Information Page

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

Re-Opening Tool-Kits

Head to our other Local Programs and State Programs pages to find more quick guides and other community 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.

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

Past COVID-19 Programs

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