A Place Where Everyone Can Achieve Their Full Potential
Tacoma is one of the most racially diverse cities in Washington State: nearly 40 percent of people living in Tacoma are Latino, African American, Asian and Pacific Islander, Multiracial or Native American. Guided by the Tacoma 2025 strategic plan, the city’s Office of Equity and Human Rights has been at the forefront of establishing anti-racist practices in local government, investing in BIPOC leadership and implementing a Racial Equity Action Plan. The ultimate vision? To make Tacoma-Pierce County a place where every person can achieve their full potential. Visit our page on BIPOC-focused business support for more information.
The Economic Development Board for Tacoma-Pierce County works closely with the Tacoma Chamber to create proactive programming to ensure Pierce County businesses work towards anti-racist policies. Through involvement in projects like Washington Employers for Racial Equity, which brings together CEOs and corporate leaders to advance equity and opportunity across the state, the two organizations are working to ensure they live up to this standard and move the community forward. Read the Chamber and EDB’s joint letter on anti-racism and business here.