Friday, April 19, 2013

Chamber Celebrates State Farm News

“We are thrilled about State Farm’s decision to expand their workforce in downtown Tacoma. This recognition speaks volumes about the talent and hard work ethic of our region's workforce,” said Tom Pierson, Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber President & CEO.

“I commend State Farm's decision to invest in our community and welcome this tremendous opportunity. State Farm’s announcement continues a trend of positive economic news and job creation for our community—already this year there is over $1 billion of investment in Tacoma and Pierce County.”

2013 Job Creation List:
• January – Construction of the downtown Pacific Ave Streetscape Project - $10 Million

• January  – US Oil Expands Rail Operations - $20 Million

• February  – Targa Industries Major Expansion - $150 Million

• February  – Completion of the downtown Murray Morgan 11th Street Bridge - $50 Million

• February – Tacoma citizens commit to $500 million for Tacoma Public Schools construction

• March – Development proposal from Henry Group to build a $31.2 million apartment and retail project just north of the Highway 509 bridge across the Foss waterway tentatively approved by Thea Foss Waterway Authority
• April  – Puyallup Tribes expansion and upgrade of facilities - $200 Million

• April - YMCA/UWT begins selection and design process for new student center - $20 Million

• Today – State Farm Confirmation of 1,100 jobs – economic impact estimate over $200 Million

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