Gateway to the World

Logistics Industry Spotlight

NewCold Logistics quote about EDB helpAs a major gateway to Asia for outbound trade and to the U.S. interior for inbound cargo, Tacoma-Pierce County hosts one of the strongest logistics networks on the North American West Coast. Intermodal transportation hubs, the deep-water Port of Tacoma, East-West and North-South interstate highways, and growing SeaTac International Airport ensure the efficient transfer of goods.

Our region is an epicenter for containerized cargo, bulk, breakbulk, aerospace components, automobiles, trucks and more.

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Pierce County’s strategic location in the Puget Sound region makes connectivity seamless and efficient. Sea-Tac International Airport is conveniently located just north of Pierce County and is equidistant to major markets in Europe and Asia.

By sea, the Northwest Seaport Alliance is the 4th largest container gateway in North America and includes the deep-water terminals of the Port of Tacoma and the Port of Seattle. A connected highway system serves the U.S. West Coast, Western Canada, Mexico and other major U.S. cites. Access to both major U.S. railroads ensures limitless options for logistics and  transportation.

Soundly connected

Pierce County has the transportation and technology to move products and people to their destinations quickly and efficiently. The region is well connected by highway, rail, air, water, utilities, and fiber.

An abundance of hydropower and wind power mean that our energy is not only clean but comes with some of the lowest costs in the nation.


Forbes Tacoma-Lakewood best state for business and careers 2018

Great for business, great place to live

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.

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Sarah Bonds 

Vice President for Business Recruitment

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