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Make It Tacoma

The City of Tacoma Community and Economic Development Department (CED) is your go-to source for growing, relocating, or starting a business in Tacoma. We’re here to help you find success, so whether you need help finding a business property, getting a business license, or recruiting top talent–we’ll be there for you, every step of the way.Make It Tacoma (formerly, “Tacoma Means Business”), is designed to help business owners, investors, site selectors, and entrepreneurs easily find the information they need to be successful in Tacoma. If you have any questions or comments, or would like help with your business, please contact us at (253) 591-2012.

Tacoma Economic Development

The Community and Economic Development Department works to leverage the City's resources, community partnerships and in-house expertise to drive economic growth and improve life for residents in Tacoma.

State and National Resources

SBA   (Small Business Administration) 

Small Business Resource magazine is the most complete guide to starting and expanding your business. You'll find information on counseling, training, capital, contracting, disaster assistance, business advocacy, local directories and more.

Social Media Helpful Links

Facebook Business
What you need to create a Facebook Page.

Instagram for Business

People come to Instagram to be inspired and discover things they care about, and that includes content from brands and businesses.

LinkedIn for Business

Get started with LinkedIn company pages. Grow your company's presence on LinkedIn

Pinterest for Business
Every day, millions of people use Pinterest to find ideas for all parts of their lives. More than 75% of the ideas on Pinterest come from businesses like yours, which is why you’re so important to Pinners.

Twitter for Business

Twitter is where people connect with their passions, share their opinions, and find out what’s happening in the world right now. Because people are in a discovery mindset when they’re on Twitter, they’re open to interacting with new businesses and new people. Find out how to leverage Twitter.

Great Reads

The Speed of Trust: The One Thing That Changes Everything
by Stephen M. R. Covey, Rebecca R. Merrill (With)

The Speed of Trust challenges our age-old assumption that trust is merely a soft, social virtue and instead demonstrates that trust is a hard-edged, economic driver -- a learnable and measurable skill that makes organizations more profitable, people more promotable, and relationships more energizing. 

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