Archive of: Pierce County

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Continued growth for Community Health Care

The annual fundraising comedy luncheon for Tacoma's Community Health Care heard about an 8 percent growth in patients through 2016 over the prior year, thanks to expanding services and facilities.

March 2017

Despite efforts, Pierce health rank still bad

Despite some improving trends, Pierce County remains in the lower half of Washington counties for overall health of its residents. Experts are pointing to community, social and environmental factors that affect health.

March 2017

Hearing ‘It can’t happen’ is motivating

This finalist for 2017 Financial Executive of the Year believes, "Listening and learning from everyone is key to the future of any business leader." Shantel Jones, CFO of Tacoma Propeller, lives that intention, as she also models it for her children.

March 2017

State Farm invests in youth, jobs

Pierce County's agency seeking to connect jobseekers and employment opportunities has been able to extend an online tool, thanks to a gift from State Farm.

March 2017

Survey says Tacoma is a ‘connected’ city

As Tacoma's city leaders discuss possible new ways to facilitate residents connections with the internet world, results of a recent survey show that most already are hooked up.

March 2017

More folks working = more income

Personal incomes by Washington residents grew much faster last year than those in all but two other states, and much ahead of the national average.

March 2017

Unemployment rates down again

More people in Washington went to work in February than the month before, with a net increase of 6,100 jobs statewide. As a result, the jobless rate improved both in local counties and border to border.

March 2017

Tacoma becoming attractive to investors

Ever more new and expensive office construction in downtown Seattle and its suburbs has some real estate investors looking to surrounding markets for opportunity.

March 2017

DuPont ‘Intel Bldg’ to be demolished

DuPont technology center to become warehouse and distribution facility under new proposal. One-time Intel Corporate Park never fulfilled its promise.

March 2017

14 Finalists for Financial Execs awards

Financial leaders of 14 private companies, non-profit organizations and government units are being judged for 2017 South Sound Financial Executives of the Year.

March 2017
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