August 17, 2017

Lt. Governor Cyrus Habib visits EDB

Lt Gov Cyrus Habib at EDB

EDB hosts Lt. Governor for economic listening tour

The Lt. Governor spent Wednesday, August 16, 2017 in Pierce County, visiting Tacoma, Lakewood, and Parkland, as part of his continued economic development and education tours throughout the state.

Following campus visits to Bates Technical College, Clover Park Technical College, and Pacific Lutheran University, the Lt. Governor met with business leaders, hosted by the Economic Development Board for Tacoma-Pierce County. He offered to work with the EDB and Pierce County leaders on:

  1. Bringing Associate Development Organizations – like the EDB – in front of his bi-partisan Economic Development Committee to discuss the role of ADOs in the State economy
  2. Connecting and coordinating with the EDB on international delegation opportunities
  3. Meeting with the EDB bi-annually to stay connected with issues in Pierce County
  4. Discussing high level legislative issues related to Economic Development such as the office incentives bill, the Capital Budget, and Department of Commerce funding


  • (clockwise around table) Lt. Gov. Cyrus Habib, Lt. Governor, Washington State
  • Kristina Brown, Director of External Relations, Office of Lt. Gov. Cyrus Habib
  • Marilyn Strickland, Mayor, City of Tacoma
  • Andrew Fry, Assistant Director of Industry Partnerships and Lecturer, UW Tacoma
  • Tom Pierson, President & CEO, Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber
  • David Zeeck, President and Publisher, The News Tribune
  • Bruce Kendall, President and CEO, EDB
  • Connie Ladenburg, Councilmember, Pierce County Council
  • Mark Sturgis, Vice President & CFO, Milgard Manufacturing
  • Ellen (Elly) Walkowiak, Economic Development Manager, City of Tacoma
  • Peter Rasmussen, Architect, Rasmussen Triebelhorn
  • Cody Arledge, Legislative Director at Sheet Metal Workers Local 66
  • (along wall) Sarah Bonds, VP for Business Recruitment, EDB
  • (not pictured), Dan Trimble, VP for Business Retention and Real Estate Development, EDB

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