Becky Newton (253) 983-7738 • Fax (253) 983-7895 •
Economic Development Manager


Lakewood is home to nearly 60,000 residents and 3,400 businesses. Our community is 19 square miles in size (17.2 land/1.8 water), with a population density of 3200.

Economic Development Brochure Winter 2017/2018

Economic Developmnet Brochure Fall 2017

2017 Central Business District Retail Market Analysis


Current Development Projects as of April 1, 2017
Permit Activity 2016  - Commercial, Pre-Applications, Registered New Home Occupation Businesses, New Single Family Residences, and Adult Family Homes


Council Updates

Economic Development Update April 2017

Economic Development Update January 2017

Economic Development Update August 2016                                                                                 

Economic Development Update January 2015


New Residential Construction 2015                                                                                         

Recruitment Brochure - Lakewood is the choice for businesses that are looking to prosper and grow.

Economic Development Incentives










Target Areas for Development


Retail Market Analysis Reports

Central Business District Retail Market Analysis (February 28, 2017)

Pacific Highway Retail Leakage Analysis (March 21, 2016)

Pacific Highway Fiscal Benefits Analysis

Pacific Highway WSDOT Relocation Analysis

Lakewood Towne Center Retail Leakage (September 8, 2015)


Demographics Reports (2015)


Consumer Expenditure Reports (2015)