Economic Development Plan Update

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Update to the Economic Development Plan

The City's Economic Development Plan is now up for review. The plan was originally drafted and adopted in 2008-2010.

The updates will generally be to bring facts and figures up to the current time frame and to make sure that the goals, policies, and actions are still relevant today. Updates will also take into account current economic and market conditions and achievements such as the Brewery District Plan and Capital Corridor Plan.

The current plan identifies strategies for attracting new development and business to areas where commercial and industrial developments are appropriate. Economic Development was stated as a priority for the City by the City Council. The Plan articulates the following desired outcomes because of proactive economic development:

  • Bringing enough wealth and resources into the community to create opportunities for all residents
  • Providing enhanced opportunities to shop, play, and work in Tumwater
  • Proactively and positively guiding the development that the community will receive as the region grows
  • Creating a diverse and sustainable tax base to support the ongoing provision of City services for all residents

Comments or Questions?

Contact the Community Development Department at (360) 754-4180 or at


Draft 2019 Economic Development Plan pdf-icon-sm (1.5 MB)