Pierce County Council expands support to help more local businesses

August 6, 2020 PIERCE COUNTY — This week the Pierce County Council passed two ordinances aimed at making more funding available to local businesses struggling from impacts of COVID-19. The first ordinance doubled the total amount of funding available through a previously established COVID-19 Adaptation Grant Program, bringing the total authorized for assistance to $10…

Council approves emergency ordinances related to COVID-19 Measures provide economic relief to residents and small businesses

PIERCE COUNTY –  The Council passed Urgency Ordinance No. 2020-43 to declare an emergency and establish a loan program for small businesses.  Under certain qualifying circumstances, businesses may apply for zero-interest, twelve-month loans at $2,000 per employee, with a total amount per employer not to exceed $10,000. The loan fund will be administered by the Pierce…

BRT Update (Route #1 Pierce Transit)

Dear Community Member, Pierce Transit Bus Rapid Transit Project Update Pierce Transit continues to move forward with the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project, and we want to connect with you to share the latest technical update. What is Pierce Transit BRT? Pierce Transit BRT is a new transportation option we are planning that will provide…

How does our economy compare?

Most of the residents in Pierce County, Washington are very aware of the growth rates. National media is telling us we were the fastest growing county in the nation this past year. National media has also labeled Washington State as one of the most, if not the most desirable places to live in the nation….

KinderCare in Frederickson Grand Opening January 9

The new KinderCare in Frederickson is about to hold a Grand Opening celebration. Come celebrate with us. The event is being held be the Tacoma Pierce County Chamber of Commerce on January 9, from 1 to 2 p.m. Enjoy light refreshments, a tour of the center, and a raffle. Ribbon Cutting will be at 1:15…

Planning Commission considers huge land use changes in unincorporated areas

Controversial land use changes to the Frederickson, Parkland, Spanaway, Midland,  South Hill and Mid-County (Summit, Waller, North Clover Creek Collins) areas are progressing through the formal process of adoption in Pierce County. These changes involve housing and business uses, but not an accompanying infrastructure plan. Therefore the communities, already overcrowded for urban growth that has…

April 13 Hearing on new zoning

PIERCE COUNTY, WA – Pierce County residents are invited to learn about and provide feedback on proposed updates to the Frederickson, Mid-County, Parkland-Spanaway-Midland and South Hill Community Plans at an April 13 open house. Community plans provide direction on how growth and development will be handled. The plans address topics such as zoning, transportation, the look…

Lakewood Water Pipeline? Meeting Feb. 6

At this time, there is a plan for city density development in the communities of Frederickson, South Hill, Spanaway and Parkland. The key question is: Will there be enough water? Federal Law prohibits pumping water from another source (Tacoma’s Green River Water) into our Sole Source Aquifer. Can Spanaway Water, Firgrove Water, Rainier View Water…

Thank you for 5 years!

By Marianne Lincoln Today is the 5th anniversary of the Pierce Prairie Post. Five years ago, I was debating with myself if I could get enough information, photos, stories to make it work. Thank you to everyone who sends me press releases, stories, photos and leads! You are the ones who help me make it…

Need to shred documents?

Free Shredding Events GRAHAM: August 1, 2015 LOCATION: Frontier Park, Home of the Pierce County Fair TIME: 10:00 AM CONTACT: Betty Backstrom @ 253-847-4754 Free Document Shredding, Food drive and opportunity to purchase discount Fair Tickets   TACOMA: August 1, 9 am – 1 pm Sound Credit Union, 3633 Pacific Avenue. Shredding provided courtesy of…

723 Networking, next meeting April 9

Join us this week at “723 Networking – Building Business Pride in Your Community”!   THURSDAY – April 9th, 2015 at 7:23am on the dot! The Hangar Inn Pierce County Airport – THUN FIELD 16807 103rd Ave E Puyallup, WA 98374 (253) 848-7516 ________________________________________ 7:01   Breakfast and Networking Welcome to “723 – Building Business PRIDE…

Free document shredding and used cell phone recycling event

The Better Business Bureau is hosting a free shredding event on Saturday, April 18, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at their DuPont Better Business Bureau Parking Lot location. Click here for full event details. Gather unneeded and outdated personal documents and old cellular phones for Better Business Bureau’s biannual BBB Secure Your ID…