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2018 Major Employers List Press Release

259 Qualify as Pierce County’s Major Employers in 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 29, 2018 – Tacoma, WA The Economic Development Board for Tacoma-Pierce County has published its 2018 Major Employers…
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Aerospace Summit on October 10, 2018

AFA Governor’s Aerospace Summit offers bold agenda Pierce County is home to thousands of jobs in the global aerospace industry. To ensure the State of Washington remains a leader in…
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Port of Tacoma seeks to deepen waterways

Port of Tacoma looks to dig deep Northwest Seaport Alliance (NWSA) recently took the critical first step to usher in some of the biggest ships in North America to the Port of…
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Downtown Lakewood has a plan

Where’s downtown Lakewood? That’s a question City of Lakewood officials have pondered for a while now, which is why they’ve set course to develop a true urban core. Approaching its 23rd year…
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September 2018 briefs

Port of Tacoma celebrates 100 years This year marks a big birthday for the Port of Tacoma, and celebrating is definitely in order. The port grew from a vision (and 1918…
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Pierce County represents at Farnborough Airshow

Pierce County delegation touts region at Farnborough Airshow The EDB and other representatives of Pierce County took to the skies last month to attend the 2018 Farnborough Airshow, July 16-22, in Hampshire,…
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July 2018 Briefs

James Hardie: EDB recruitment success, then and now In the Frederickson corporate offices of James Hardie Building Products Inc., the framed front page of the September 1997 issue of Teamwork hanging in the…
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Emily’s Chocolates takes international stage

AMES International making sweet, global splash Consumers in Southeast Asia are looking to satisfy a sweet (and salty) tooth. A deal between AMES Internationaland Tmall will make that easier. Fife-based AMES is the…
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June 2018 Briefs

Action Item: Take the U.S. Economic Census Information gathered may help grow your business The Economic Census is the U.S. Government’s official five-year measure of American business and the economy. It’s conducted…
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