Archive of: Pierce County

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Retail building development slow

The strong economy in western Washington is pushing the region's status in retail property rankings, even as there isn't much new construction evident at this time. The result: lease rates creep up as vacancies slide down.

May 2017

Gig Harbor plan update fully certified

"Full certification" has been awarded to Gig Harbor's comprehensive plan update by the regional review authority.

May 2017
Cruise ships coming to South Sound

Cruise ships coming to South Sound

An experience tour ship company that has been carrying visitors to the Columbia and Snake Rivers, as well as Alaska's Inside Passage, for years has announced plans to call in the South Sound in 2018.

May 2017
Unemployed rates keep falling

Unemployed rates keep falling

New jobs are being created at a faster pace than the South Sound workforce is growing, leading to lower April jobless rates that in any month for almost a decade.

May 2017
Second large Proctor project starts

Second large Proctor project starts

Tacoma's Proctor neighborhood is once again bustling with construction activity as the second significant multi-family, mixed use project is underway.

May 2017

New name, same mission for nonprofit

An operator of seven local food banks in Pierce County is changing its brand and name to update its four decade-plus operations.

May 2017

More SBA accolades for banks

Financial institutions that serve small business customers received recognition from the federal government this month as part of the annual Small Business Week celebration.

May 2017

People on the Move

These company and government agency leaders have new positions or responsibilities.

May 2017
Amazon advice, gift to local food bank

Amazon advice, gift to local food bank

A corporate community partner brought employees and a big check to Sumner Community Food Bank Monday to kick off an expansion funding campaign.

May 2017
‘Greeners’ win UWT Biz Plan contest

‘Greeners’ win UWT Biz Plan contest

Producers of a hard cider beverage product in Olympia earned a big jump-start with the top prize in a business plan competition for military veterans entering entrepreneurship through local higher education studies.

May 2017
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