Making It Happen
The City of Tacoma is concerned about the impacts of COVID-19 on small businesses related to their potential loss of revenue, possible employee layoffs and long-term resiliency. We want to ensure that you are connected to key resources that may assist in your decision-making and facilitate access to economic support.
You are important to our community. We are here to support you and to work through this challenge together. As a result, we have created this webpage to house information, which may change frequently, and we encourage you to check back for updates. Resources are organized to help you easily navigate to the information you need, when you need it. Also, a Translate button has been added to ensure broad access to the Make It Tacoma site. We hope this information will be helpful.
We will continue to post new information these pages as new updates are available. Please contact us directly at MakeItTacoma@cityoftacoma.org or 253-591-2012 with specific questions or information to share. We encourage you to distribute this information widely through your networks.
Information on Governor Inslee’s executive order and plans to progressively reopen the economy.
Guidance on the phased approach to reopen businesses and modification of physical distancing measures.
The City of Tacoma has joined a regional effort to put Puget Sound food businesses on the map. Led by the City of Seattle and in cooperation with 16 cities and counties, the platform offers diners a map of restaurants open for takeout and delivery, searchable by location. Visit this page to locate a restaurant near you, or if you are a business owner, to add yourself to the map.
Examine Federal, State, local and private sector resources that may benefit businesses financially.
Learn about health resources and stay informed with public service updates.
Explore resources for employers and their employees to navigate coronavirus-related business closures. Visit the Financial Support page for information on available funding opportunities.
Examine resources to assist in enabling the continuity of your business in adverse conditions and to enable succession planning for future viability.
Useful how-to guides for launching or growing your business, establishing a brick and mortar location, and more.
Access event calendars, courses, and resources to help in your business endeavors.
The State of Washington is seeking to fill severe shortages of specific infection-control products and other healthcare supplies. Visit this page to learn more about how your business can help.