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Grow Your Business

The City of Tacoma’s Community and Economic Development staff is here to help you grow your business.


Looking for new customers? Considering an expansion? No matter where you are in the evolution of your business, we’re here to help you access the information you need to stay successful. Grow your Business Checklist Financing your Business Grow your Market … read more

Grow your Business Checklist

Congratulations! You’ve made it through the startup phase of running a business. You’re in a perfect place to consider the next stage for your company. To help you with your planning, we created this checklist to offer you ideas and … read more

Financing your Business

Now that you have an established business (two or more years in operation) and have demonstrated that your business is fiscally sound, you might be considering the next stage of your business. Need more working capital? Looking to upgrade your equipment? … read more

Grow your Market

Every entrepreneur knows there’s always more to learn if you want to keep growing. Even with a well-intended business plan in hand, you never know when you might need new information. Have you been wondering if your website is effective? … read more

Green your Business

Sustainability isn’t just a buzzword. A lot of responsible businesses are looking for ways to help the environment that won’t break the bank. For information about free energy audits through the BEST program and rebate programs offered through Tacoma Power … read more

Frequently Asked Questions

1. How do I get additional financing to grow my business? As your business grows, there are a variety of ways to fund your expenses, ranging from bank loans to microenterprise organizations. For more information about these services, including some … read more