City of Tacoma launches new site to attract and grow business offers real-time research and modern look to tell Tacoma’s story

With a new online presence that caters to the needs of today’s businesses seeking to establish or grow in Tacoma, Wash., the City of Tacoma’s Community and Economic Development Department has issued this call to action: Make it Tacoma.

“Tacoma is extremely well-positioned for growth,” said Mayor Marilyn Strickland. “Economic development activity and private investment are at an all-time high with several new projects on the horizon. helps us showcase Tacoma’s assets and tell our story in a more dynamic way.”

The streamlined freestanding microsite is mobile-friendly and offers access to the latest business intelligence tools.

As site selectors or prospective investors assess possible locations, they are able to obtain robust, high-quality zip code level Tacoma-specific data on more than a thousand variables.

Existing or prospective business owners and entrepreneurs are able to obtain Tacoma-specific data showing what percentage of businesses they outperform in their given industry on revenue, size, salaries and other metrics. They are also able to see where the typical business owner in their given industry is doing best in Tacoma, as they consider expanding into a new location or where to target their next marketing campaign.

“The City of Tacoma has always provided a high level of in-person business support and will continue to do so,” said Community and Economic Development Director Ricardo Noguera. “With our improved online offerings, the business community we serve will now have incredible access to data and other market insights, as well as other pieces of information they need to make smart, informed decisions.”

Visitors also have easy access to industry-specific how-to guides, video profiles and more, and are able to sign up for economic development related news updates and other communications from the City of Tacoma.

More information on economic development efforts that have been planned or are underway in Tacoma can be obtained through Community and Economic Development Director Ricardo Noguera at or (253) 591-5139.

                                              – City of Tacoma