How can Lakewood help your business?

Portrait of Becky Newton, Economic Development Manager

Do you have questions about doing business in Lakewood? Then you're a VIP in our book. Get concierge service from the Lakewood Chamber's 2018 Ambassador of the Year, Becky Newton.

Becky Newton
Economic Development Manager
City of Lakewood

(877) 421-9126

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City of Lakewood

Whatever you're building, Lakewood, WA has the incentives and opportunities to help your business compete.

Mixed-Use DevelopmentsDining, Retail & EntertainmentLight Industrial & WarehouseMedical & Professional Offices

Mixed-Use Developments

With buyers priced out by Seattle's soaring prices, real estate demand in South Puget Sound is booming. Lakewood envisions a mixed-use urban core to meet that demand.

  • Downtown plan centered on walkability, density, and amenities
  • Multi-family tax exemptions and Opportunity Zones
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Dining, Retail & Entertainment

Bring your unique retail, dining, or entertainment concept here, and get your piece of $9.2 billion in regional economic impact driven by the 4th largest military base in the world.

  • 2.85 million square feet of commercial space
  • 132,000 serviced by JBLM (the state's 2nd largest employer)
  • Pent up demand for unique retail and dining experiences
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Light Industrial & Warehouse

With easy access to I-5 and the Port of Tacoma and some of the largest industrial parks in the state, we can help you scale up your light industrial or warehousing operation fast.

  • No local B&O tax, no development impact fees
  • Foreign Trade Zone #86 administered by the Port of Tacoma
  • Approved EB5 Regional Center
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Medical & Professional Offices

The South Sound’s growing population is hungry for medical services, Class A office buildings, and great jobs that don’t require a long commute. And we have affordable but desirable land to build your next campus.

  • Tax incentives for building in Lakewood
  • Well-trained veterans ready for a second career
  • Lots of commuters who would love to work locally
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Lakewood, WA

In 1990, when Tacoma was just starting to redevelop its downtrodden downtown we were still six years from becoming an official city and hungering for the chance to control our own civic destiny. A quarter of a century later, Lakewood has emerged as a healthy, thriving city ready to undergo its own renaissance, a transformation that will make it one of the best cities in which to live and do business in our state. We have the momentum, the plan, the natural amenities, and the competitive advantages needed to get it done. We also have one more critical component - a healthy, business-friendly City Government that is ready to work with business owners to build something better together.