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
Nine regional colleges and universities, along with 12 technical schools, produce 54,200 graduates a year, among them Pacific Lutheran University, Pierce College and University of Washington-Tacoma. The region’s transit system allows for the efficient movement of people across the Puget Sound, resulting in 91,200 daily inbound commuters to Pierce County and expanding the labor pool draw for local companies. In addition, the region is one of the Top 10 Best Places to Live according to U.S. News & World Report, making it easy for companies to recruit top talent from across the country.
The EDB provides confidential consulting services, free-of-charge, to businesses seeking to establish operations, expand, or relocate within Pierce County.