The Puyallup Sumner Chamber is vigilant about identifying hurdles that potentially hinder economic development.  We focus our resources on the following areas that can impact successful economic growth and sustainability:

  • Land use and zoning

  • Permitting timeframes and processes

  • Development fees

  • Infrastructure | power, water, sewer, storm water, fiber, sidewalks, roads, etc.

  • Business licensing

  • Identification of potential regional gaps in industry

  • Workforce development

  • Community branding and marketing

  • Regional economic development partnerships and recruitment strategies

  • Ongoing relationships with legislators, elected’s and officials

  • Ongoing relationships with business organizations to support growth, expansion and job creation

  • Ongoing relationships with business organizations to collect economic impact data

Local Economic Development agencies:

                Pierce County Department of Economic Development

                Tacoma Pierce County Economic Development Board

                South Sound Alliance

                South Sound Together

                Trade Development Alliance