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Posted on: September 12, 2014

Pierce County to host purchasing forum for local businesses

The Pierce County Economic Development Department and Purchasing Division and their partners are hosting a free purchasing forum for local businesses. Attendees can learn about new and existing business opportunities with... Read on...

Posted on: September 4, 2014

New Washington State Fair exhibit showcases U.S. Open and Chambers Bay

US Open exhibit

Visitors can step off the midway and into golf history in a new exhibit at the Washington State Fair that celebrates the preparation for the U.S. Open Championship at Chambers Bay.

The exhibit, titled “Designed to be a... Read on...

Posted on: July 23, 2014

Aerospace Summit highlights local successes, challenges in global market

Aerospace Summit

With Boeing forecasting huge demand for new airplanes over the next two decades, Pierce County aerospace industry stakeholders spent Wednesday, July 23, discussing how to make sure this region maintains and grows its role in... Read on...

Posted on: September 4, 2013

Forum provides businesses opportunity to do work with government

Businesses looking to win government contracts will have the opportunity at the Greater Pierce County Purchasing Forum on Friday, Oct. 12, from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the Environmental Services Building, 9850 64th Street W. in... Read on...

Posted on: July 15, 2013

Pierce County to host 2nd Aerospace Summit in July

Pierce County’s second Aerospace Summit will offer valuable updates from experts in manufacturing technology and workforce training as the region continues its push for a larger stake in the global market.

The summit,... Read on...

Posted on: June 26, 2013

Niagara Bottling, LLC to create jobs with new plant in Frederickson

Niagara Bottling, LLC, the largest family-owned bottled water manufacturer in the United States, has announced plans to open a state-of-the-art bottling facility in Pierce... Read on...

Posted on: April 19, 2013

Executive McCarthy hails State Farm decision as latest sign of region’s economic vitality

The following is a statement by Pierce County Executive Pat McCarthy regarding State Farm’s announcement on April 19:

“Pierce County welcomes State Farm’s decision to open an Initial Loss Reporting center in downtown... Read on...

Posted on: March 5, 2013

Forum offers tips for businesses to combat cyber crime

Leaders in combating cyber crime and business identity theft will talk about trends and solutions for local companies at a forum on March 20 in Lakewood.

The forum, jointly sponsored by the Economic Development... Read on...

Posted on: February 7, 2013

Preventing cyber crime and identity theft at your business

All businesses are encouraged to attend this business forum on Wednesday, March 20, from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the Lakewood City Hall Council Chambers, 6000 Main St. SW in Lakewood.

Sponsored by the Pierce County Economic... Read on...

Posted on: November 1, 2012

Annual job sector survey: make your business voice heard

Thursday Nov 01 2012 12:18 PM

The Job Sector Survey is a cooperative project led by economic development organizations in King, Kitsap, Pierce and Snohomish counties.

It is an annual, one-of-a-kind tool that provides... Read on...

Posted on: September 24, 2012

Purchasing Forum connects businesses with area agencies

Monday Sep 24 2012 10:04 AM

Looking to do business with governments?

Meet purchasing agents from local, state, federal and other public agencies at the Great Pierce County Purchasing Forum.

Exhibitors include... Read on...

Posted on: September 4, 2012

Export Forum focuses on creating jobs and profits

Tuesday Sep 04 2012 8:42 AM

With 95 percent of potential customers living outside of the United States, exporting goods and services makes business sense and can add significantly to a firm's bottom line.

The Pierce... Read on...

Posted on: June 7, 2012

Pierce County to host aerospace summit in July

Thursday Jun 07 2012 9:18 AM

There are more than 80 firms in the aerospace supply chain in Pierce County, and their industry is changing rapidly due to increased global demand for commercial air travel and a highly... Read on...

Posted on: May 15, 2012

Learn how to start or grow business at South Sound Business Fair

Tuesday May 15 2012 3:17 PM

The Pierce County Economic Development Department, along with local, state and federal participants, will staff a resource table at the South Sound Business Fair in Orting next month.

The... Read on...