City attention turns to building household weatlh

The Tacoma City Council’s Economic Development Committee will meet at 1 p.m. on Sept. 29 with Stephen Brobeck, Executive Director of the Consumer Federation of America, who will speak on the importance of household wealth creation for Tacoma’s economic development future.

Brobeck recently launched America Saves, a nationwide campaign that helps individuals and families save and build wealth. Seven major cities have adopted America Saves campaigns with 10 more in the planning process. The program focuses on providing information, advice and encouragement from a broad coalition of nonprofit, corporate and government groups to assist people in:

— Paying down debt.

— Building an emergency fund.

— Saving for a home, education or retirement.

The public is invited to attend this session in Room 16, Tacoma Municipal Building North, 733 Market St.