Tacoma is the urban heart of the Southern Puget Sound region with a tremendous business climate and a wonderful quality of life. The word is spreading quickly about our dynamic comeback, which has been possible thanks to all of the businesses who have made - and continue to make - the decision to locate here.
The Community and Economic Development Department is here to help you discover Tacoma's assets and to assist you in establishing and growing your business. Check out our programs and services:
Choosing a Location for your Business
Get the latest data, maps, cost comparisons and economic facts for the City of Tacoma.
Find out about current available properties for sales or lease.
Starting a Business in Tacoma
Learn more about how to start a business in Tacoma, including how to get your business license.
Economic Gardening Program: Helping Tacoma businesses to grow
The City of Tacoma’s Economic Gardening program helps to cultivate our local economy by providing businesses with the information and training that they need to be successful in today’s marketplace. For more information, contact Christine Clifford at (253) 573-2435 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
You may be eligible for certain incentives if you decide to locate or expand your business in Tacoma.
Your business may be eligible for certain tax credits. For more information, contact Debbie Bingham at (253) 591-5117 or email@example.com.
Business Loan Program
The City of Tacoma offers several loan programs to assist small and medium sized businesses. Loans of $25,000 to $2 million are available for real estate acquisition, tenant improvements, equipment acquisition and permanent working capital. For more information, contact Genal Gavaldon at (253) 591-5213 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Neighborhood Business District Program
The Neighborhood Business District program provides services and assistance to the City’s 14 Neighborhood Business Districts. For more information, contact Contact Kala Dralle at (253) 573-2523 or email@example.com.
Small Works Roster
The City’s Small Works Roster Program allows contracting companies to register to bid on public works projects with a budget of $25,000 or less. For more information, contact Lyndsie Hammond at (253) 502-8248 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Film and movie location assistance
Tacoma's unique and picturesque neighborhoods, historic buildings, waterfront, shipping port streets and alleys are ideal filming locations. Contact Jon Graef at the Tacoma Regional Film Commission at 1 (800) 272-2662 or email@example.com.
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