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.

Current Development Projects as of April 1, 2017

2016 Permit Acitivity - Commercial, Pre-Applications, Registered New Home Occupation Businesses, New Single Family Residences, Adult Family Homes

Priority Areas, and Projects, Winter Quarter 2017

Economic Development Update to City Council 8 August 2016

Economic Development Incentives                                                                                 

2015 New Residential Construction                                                                                         

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

Retail Market Analysis Reports

Central Business District Retail Market Analysis February 28, 2017

Pacific Highway Retail Leakage Analysis March 21, 2016

Demographics Reports:

Consumer Expenditure Reports:

Residential Sales for Pierce County Cities: October 2015  July 2015

Retail Leakage - Lakewood Towne Center

Comprehensive Plan Economic Development Chapter

Top Employers

Workforce and Education

Worker inflow-outflow

Financial Assistance , Techical Assistance , and General Business Assistance

EB5 and Foreign Direct Investment in Lakewood

Target Areas for Development

Lakewood is rich with History and has many Points of Interest and Attractions for residents, visitors, and employees. Historic Fort Steilacoom , on the grounds of Western State Hospital has some of the oldest homesteads on the West Coast.