EDB’s Annual Meeting 2017 – Celebrating Development Around Pierce County

    2017 Golden Shovel Winner

    It’s an EDB tradition to get together with 560 of our closest friends to fete local business. This year we kicked off the event by awarding the 2017 Golden Shovel to Point Ruston. Through the vision of father-son developer team, Mike and Loren Cohen, the former SuperFund site has become a hot destination featuring dining, shopping, sweeping views, a plush movie theatre, and luxury condominiums. Next, Dr. Bill Conerly used his wit to teach us what it means to have a “flexible stance in a boom/bust economy.”

    After unveiling the 2017 EDB Excellent 10, we wrapped up our annual celebration of development happening around Pierce County.

    EDB Announces 2017 Excellent 10 Award Winners at the Annual Meeting

    Each year at our Annual Meeting, the Economic Development Board presents the “Excellent 10” list of ten great economic development projects in Pierce County that were worked on or completed between January and December of the previous year.  The projects on the list vary from industrial and office expansions to educational facilities to sewer infrastructure, or from hospitals to museums.

    The Economic Development Board did not work on all of these projects, although they had a hand in, or took the lead on a few.


    1. Benaroya Donation to TAM (Tacoma)
    2. Commencement Bay Corrugated (CBC) (Orting Valley)
    3. FedEx Ground (Fife)
    4. Mitsui-Soko (U.S.A.) Inc. (Frederickson)
    5. NewCold (Tacoma)
    6. Chambers Creek RWWTP Facility (University Place)
    7. Prologis Site 14 (Tacoma/Fife)
    8. Point Defiance Bypass (Tacoma)
    9. SR167/SR509 (Regional)
    10. Urban Housing (Regional)

    Learn more about the 2017 Excellent 10 Projects

    View the past winners: