Credit: Kate Martin, Tacoma News Tribune
A month after Tacoma and Pierce County, and hundreds of other cities, applied to lure Amazon’s second headquarters here, the city and its boosters have set their sights on smaller companies that might be looking for a South Sound home.
They’ve launched a new website they hope will help. MakeItTacoma.com touts the city’s assets, from incentives to amenities to available properties.
The website will allow businesses to do deep research into Tacoma’s workforce, educational opportunities and what it’s like to live here.
“Before (companies) make that phone call, they check on the city or county, first via a web search,” said Elly Walkowiak, assistant director for the city’s Economic Development Department. “If your web presence is not robust, then there’s a possibility you’ll never even know they were looking at you.”