Information Businesses Ask For

Business Assistance

Lakewood and Pierce County offer many opportunities for entrepreneurs or small businesses interested in starting or expanding operations. Economic Development can provide you with basic demographic and economic information about Lakewood and Pierce County. We also work closely with the Economic Development Board for Tacoma-Pierce County on business retention, expansion, and recruitment activities.

The Lakewood Chamber of Commerce provides 500 community businesses numerous resources including promotion, lobbying at the state and local levels and networking opportunities. They maintain a Community Events Calendar and can be reached at (253) 582-9400.

International Advantages and Regional Partners

  • Strategic location midway between Asia and Europe.
  • Puget Sound provides all-weather ports for ocean-going ships at the cities of Seattle, Tacoma, and Olympia.
  • More than $40 billion worth of goods travel through the Port of Tacoma and Port of Seattle every year. Closer to Asia than any other North American seaports, the ports of the Pacific Northwest are premier gateways for products to and from North America.

There are many organizations that promote and support international trade and improved international relations. Some of the key ones are listed below. Extensive additional listings may be found at the Trade Development Alliance of Greater Seattle website.

Lakewood Business Licensing

Lakewood Traffic Counts

Outside Utility Providers