To be the champion of business; promoting an economically vibrant and competitive region where community, family, and business prosper.

 
 
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Puyallup and Sumner share city borders and a long history of business partnerships dating back to the late 1800’s.

Local schools, colleges and universities produce a highly sought after skilled workforce in fields like technology, health sciences, robotics, supply chain logistics and more to meet regional employment needs. Manufacturing and distribution centers are centrally located in the valley for access to ports, SeaTac airport and interstate freight corridors.

Both Puyallup and Sumner have a thriving auto sales industry, as well as a busy retail sector which contribute to substantial sales tax revenues which fund vital downtowns and public services. Tourism is also a major industry here. Puyallup hosts 2.5 million visitors each year to the Washington State Fair and other events at the fairgrounds.

The Puyallup Sumner Chamber is committed to being “The Voice of Business” in our communities.

Our mission is to foster economic development and provide learning opportunities for our members.

Through a working partnership with all levels of government and community organizations, we provide an environment for our members to prosper, and we implement programs to grow new leaders that will help grow our cities and region.

For more information on locating a business in Puyallup and Sumner, contact the Chamber.

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Visit Puyallup

Puyallup is rooted, literally, in a rich agricultural heritage. The city was named after the Native American tribe, the Puyallup, which means “generous and welcoming behavior to all people (friends and strangers) who enter our lands”.

Visit Sumner

Whether you come for the day or to stay forever, Sumner feels like your new hometown. The Historic Main Street is full of unique gifts and treasures. Quiet, picture-perfect streets allow for a walkable lifestyle, parks full of new friends, and award-winning schools.

Events

Interested in learning about upcoming events in the Puyallup-Sumner region? Follow the link for the calendar of local events.

 

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Located midway between the Ports of Tacoma and Seattle, many manufacturing and distribution companies have located in Puyallup and Sumner.

The cities of Puyallup and Sumner are situated at the foot of scenic Mount Rainier in the beautiful Puget Sound region, 10 miles east of Tacoma and approximately 35 miles south of Seattle.

SeaTac International Airport is 20 miles north of Puyallup and Sumner. The fastest growing airport in the U.S., the Port of Seattle forecasts a record 48 million passengers will fly through Sea-Tac Airport in 2017 making it one of the top 10 airports in the nation and ahead of the next three busiest airports (Houston, Phoenix, and Miami).

Sound Transit commuter stations are located in both Puyallup and Sumner downtowns and offer 30 minute rides to Seattle.

Joint Base Lewis McChord (JBLM) is approximately 22 miles from Puyallup and Sumner. With nearly 49,000 soldiers, federal employees and contractors and a labor earnings impact of nearly $2.9 billion within Pierce County.

 
 

 
 
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Member Testimonials

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The Puyallup Sumner Chamber of Commerce would be the first stop I would make if I were to open a new business. The chamber creates opportunities for building solid networks between industries and connects businesses with potential customers, across both Puyallup and Sumner. Since being involved with the chamber I’ve not only grown a professional network, I’ve also consistently been updated on new legislation with potential impacts on my line of work. Additionally, I’ve noticed an increase in engagement with other businesses that I typically wouldn’t have encountered; resulting in solid mutual relationships.
— Luke Korum | General Sales Manager | Bill Korum's Puyallup Nissan
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We expect our ongoing work with the Chamber, and their advocacy for business, will have a positive impact in East Pierce County by encouraging technology companies to locate here as an important component of their economic development efforts.
— Larry Benaroya | Principal | Centeris Data
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The Puyallup Sumner Chamber of Commerce continues to advocate for the completion of SR 167 so that shipments are delivered to our warehouse faster.
— Dave Radcliffe | CEO | The Old Cannery Furniture Warehouse
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