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Northwest Now: Pierce County Economy

EDB President & CEO Bruce Kendall on KBTC’s Northwest Now Each week Northwest Now explores the current events and community issues that matter most to our region’s inhabitants.  On January…
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Tool Gauge

Business retention and expansion is a key pillar of the EDB’s work.  Tool Gauge had been operating for more than 50 years and is working with the EDB as it…
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Teamwork: Et tu, HQ2?

We are in it to win it On October 18 a team from across Tacoma and the South Sound announced the completion of their proposal for Amazon’s second headquarters (HQ2).   …
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Teamwork: September Briefs

American Job Center Opens at JBLM Washington State Governor Jay Inslee (center) and Pierce County Executive Bruce Dammeier (left of Inslee) helped celebrate the July 2017 opening of JBLM’s American…
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Tacoma’s Jesse Co. rocks heavy metal

If it’s big, complex, and made of metal, Tacoma’s Jesse Co. will take it on Tacoma-based metal fabricator and machinery producer Jesse Co. recently delivered the superstructure of a 144-car…
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Pierce County just keeps growing

Biggest jump in workforce in 24 years In its July 2017 Employment Report, WorkForce Central reported a significant increase in Pierce County’s labor force. The largest single-month increase in two-and-a-half…
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