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November 2018 Briefs – event announcements

Register today: Recruiting Resources During Times of Low Unemployment FREE event 8:30-10 a.m., Dec. 4, 2018 Lakewood City Council Chamber As local unemployment rates drop to historic lows, how do businesses…
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October 2018 briefs

Have 50 or more employees? Let us know soon There’s still time to be included in the EDB’s 2018 Major Employers List. The list includes companies with 100 or more full-time…
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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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Welcome TPU Director Jackie Flowers

Jackie Flowers takes the helm at TPU The EDB welcomes Jackie Flowers, new director of Tacoma Public Utilities (TPU). Flowers took the helm Aug. 1. She’s the first woman to be permanently appointed…
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JBLM pumps $9b into South Sound economy

Joint Base Lewis-McChord is comprised of more than 52,000 active-duty military and Department of Defense civilians. Add in 45,000 military dependents and 32,000 retirees, and the population serviced at JBLM is…
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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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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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