Where talent, growth, & new ideas come together

From our vibrant communities to our world-class economy, the entire Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue region is increasingly identified as a top destination for knowledge-based industries and healthcare services.

We offer beautiful views of Mt. Rainier, waterfront and outdoor recreation, and one of the nation’s fastest growing big cities with employment anchors. But beyond the picturesque panoramas and global giants, there are very practical reasons healthcare companies succeed in the South Sound: our world-class regional workforce; a state-wide network of leading hospitals, which includes the military’s top-tier Madigan Army Medical Center; and supportive business programs designed to help you launch operations successfully.

Highly skilled talent supply and great place for business

Nine regional colleges and universities – among them Pacific Lutheran University, Pierce College and University of Washington-Tacoma – along with 12 technical schools, produce 54,200 graduates a year.

The region is one of the Top 10 Best Places to Live, according to both U.S. News and CNBC, making it easy for companies to recruit and retain top talent. Forbes listed the Tacoma-Lakewood metro area #10 on its Best Places for Business and Careers.

The EDB provides confidential consulting services, free-of-charge, to health care services provides and related businesses seeking to establish operations and expand in, or relocate within Pierce County.

Sarah Bonds 

Vice President for Business Recruitment

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