Last Tuesday November 13, Tacoma City Council voted to renew the existing Tideflats Interim Regulations as-is with no amendments, which is a big WIN for industrial lands in Tacoma, and will allow continued growth and investment from our existing businesses.
The amendments would have effectively halted growth of industrial businesses for the next 2-4 years, and we appreciate the Mayor and council members who voted 6-3 opposing both amendments. Our message was loud and clear – businesses need certainty and predictability to invest, and Tacoma needs the living wage jobs that the manufacturing, industrial and maritime sectors provide. READ MORE
IMPROVE LOCAL AIR QUALITY, HELP LOCAL EMPLOYERS
Environmental benefits of the conversion from bunker fuel to LNG for both local and global air quality include 99% reduction in particulate matter, 90% reduction in nitrogen oxides, and 13.5% reduction in greenhouse gases. Let Puget Sound Clean Air Agency know that Puget Sound Energy's LNG permit needs to be approved to ensure a cleaner South Sound. Deadline for public comment is November 21. EMAIL PSCAA TODAY
COUNTERFEIT CURRENCY FLOATING AROUND TACOMA
The Tacoma Police Departmenthas noted an increase in number of fraud complaints involving the use of counterfeit U.S. currency.
Join Spaceworks Tacoma for Tacoma's 3rd Annual Holiday Haul Crawl for a full day of events, giveaways and holiday specials at local boutiques and restaurants. Support local businesses AND get a head start on your holiday shopping!
Did you know that Spaceworks is helping with the Links Tacoma extension project? We supported 9 community engagement specialists this fall to seek public feedback on the streetscape elements in Hilltop. MORE INFORMATION HERE
Meet and mingle with your public officials in a relaxed and informal setting. With 300+ public officials and business community members in attendance, this is prime chance for you, your staff and your business associates to enjoy a festive evening. MORE INFORMATION
Join us for this breakfast event where the 2019 annual forecast of the area's economic well-being, the Pierce County Economic Index (PCEI) report is presented. These insights on the local, regional, and national aspects of the economy make this an invaluable event for local businesses who want assistance in determining their business outlook. MORE INFORMATION