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- William Factory Business Incubator helps new startups with office space, meeting rooms, training, and networking opportunities.
Manufacturing / Defense / Technology
- Center for Advanced Manufacturing Puget Sound (CAMPS) is a resource center bringing together manufacturers, supply chain partners, pre-qualified business development specialists, and strategic partners as an Advance Manufacturing Consortium. Networking opportunities are provided.
- Pacific Northwest Aerospace Alliance promotes the growth of the Pacific Northwest Aerospace Industry by assisting members to be globally competitive by providing education, access to business opportunities, information on emerging markets and facilitating development of key relationships.
- Pacific Northwest Defense Coalition provides regular networking opportunities for companies selling defense related products or services.
- Washington Technology Industry Association is one of the oldest and largest statewide technology trade associations in North America that helps to grow successful technology companies amid a strong and connected community. Networking opportunities are provided.
Chambers of Commerce
Pierce County is home to several chambers of commerce that offers members the chance to meet each other, provide specialized training, pool resources and offer new businesses a place to meet companies already established. A list of local chambers follows. All chambers offer free-of-charge events that welcome new businesses to attend.
- Bonney Lake Chamber
- Buckley Chamber
- Eatonville Chamber
- Fife Milton Edgewood Chamber
- Gig Harbor / Peninsula Area Chamber
- Lakewood Chamber
- Orting Chamber
- Puyallup Sumner Chamber
- Steilacoom Chamber
- Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber
- World Trade Center Tacoma is locally based and globally connected to the world-wide Trade Center organization. It offers a variety of services, training and networking opportunities with foreign firms and dignitaries.
- Trade Development Alliance is based in Seattle and has a regional focus. The alliance organizes oversea trade missions and welcomes visiting delegations. There are opportunities to network with local companies and foreign representatives of commerce and governments.
Service organizations can provide excellent networking opportunities. Following is a short list of these organizations. Please use the sites’ locator function to find an organization near you.