2018 Funded Projects
In 2018, The Local Economic Development Investment Fund supported these eight projects in Pierce County.
|The Asia Pacific Cultural Center
For the development of architectural renderings and sketches for design of a new Asia Pacific Cultural Center complex along Ruston Way.
|The City of Lakewood
For the design and survey development of the 123rd Street construction in Springbrook to provide ingress and egress.
|The City of Sumner
For SR 410 Traffic Avenue Interchange Improvements.
|The Harbor History Museum of Gig Harbor
To improve the museum’s Maritime Gallery, create a ‘Salmon, Seiners, and Life on the Sea’ exhibit, for the improved interpretation of the Shenandoah Project, and for a take away interpretive guide to ‘Finding Fish Boats’ exhibit.
For upgrades to software for eight interconnected traffic signals in the Frederickson Manufacturing Industrial Center.
For a feasibility study regarding a ferry service between Tacoma and Seattle.
|The Point Defiance Zoological Society
For the development of the Port of Tacoma Tidal Surge Exhibit/construction to support the Pacific Seas Aquarium.
Points Northeast Historical Society
Economic development at the port occurs in direct ways, such as the development of publicly-owned marine terminals and industrial parks, as well as indirectly through community economic development investments.
Our Local Economic Development Investment Fund has an annual budget of $250,000. It is available to non-profits and municipal agencies in Pierce County, and may be used to help local jurisdictions fulfill matching requirements to receive a larger grant.
- Road and freight rail infrastructure projects that create long-term jobs
- Marine tourism infrastructure projects intended to attract tourists to Pierce County from outside locations
- Planning activities or events promoting international trade
- Planning activities or events promoting tourism intended to attract tourists to Pierce County from outside locations