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2013 Major Employers List shows positive trend
Pierce County Aerospace Supplier Guide website
Pierce County Skills Center teaches composites skills to high school students
Kevin Hall, McClatchy Newspapers Chief Economics Correspondent, 2013 EDB Annual Meeting presentation
Watch the 2013 EDB Annual Meeting here
Port of Tacoma launches new blog to support SR 167 completion
Water Works Here website launches
BNY Mellon decides to stay in downtown Tacoma, renews lease!
BNY Mellon renewed its lease at their building on Broadway Plaza (seen at left with the Hotel Murano in the background). With more than 170 employees, BNY Mellon is one of Tacoma's top 25 for-profit employers and has been operating in this location since 1999.
See the EDB press release here
Activity heating up in Frederickson - progress continues on Niagara plant construction
Niagara Bottling, LLC, the largest family-owned bottled water manufacturer in the United States, will open their first facility in the Pacific Northwest in Randles Business Park in the Frederickson Industrial Area. The new 311,000-square-foot facility will initially create 36 new jobs and make a capital investment of approximately $50 million. See the progress of the construction of their new facility in the photos above take in July (left) and September (right) 2013.
TAM's new wing will feature the Haub Family Collection of Western American Art. It doubles the gallery space, and adds a new sculpture hall, a new family interactive gallery, and a visitor orientation room. Governor Inslee, Congressman Kilmer, Mayor Strickland and other dignitaries join TAM Director, Stephanie Stebich, and other dignitaries at the groundbreaking.
Pierce County team effort brings Western Institutional Review Board to Puyallup
For more information about the 2013 Pierce County Aerospace and Advanced Manufacturing Summit and to view presentation materials from the event, click here.
Niagara Bottling, LLC, announces plans to construct a state of the art manufacturing facility in Pierce County!
Niagara Bottling, LLC, the largest family-owned bottled water manufacturer in the United States, will open their first facility in the Pacific Northwest, joining 13 others around the nation. The new 311,000-square-foot facility in Randles Business Park in the Frederickson Industrial Area will initially create 36 new jobs and make a capital investment of approximately $50 million. Groundbreaking is expected this fall and the company is scheduled to be fully operational in early 2014.
State Farm announces 1100 new jobs in Tacoma!!! State Farm has announced plans to lease approximately 300,000 square feet of space in downtown Tacoma, creating 300 new jobs initially with plans to expand to 1100!
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EDB announces the 2013 Excellent 10 Awards
The 2013 Excellent 10 was announced by the EDB at the Annual Luncheon on March 1. This year's award winners - in no particular order are: Amazon's DuPont fulfillment center, Carlisle Construction Materials in Frederickson, Coordinated Care, SAFE Boats International, Point Ruston (pictured above), EnCon, the Grand Alliance, and the Tacoma Art Museum's Western Art Collection Haub gift. The final two winners were Health Services and Infrastructure, each consisting of several projects.