Events and Training

Access event calendars, courses, and resources to help in your business endeavors!

Spaceworks Cohort
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SpaceWorks cohort announcement

Spaceworks invites entrepreneurs with a creative/innovative business or business idea that benefits Tacoma’s community and who are seeking to grow a thriving business to apply to participate in our Incubator program. Spaceworks’ Incubator provides relevant and meaningful business training and peer-to-peer support to systematically grow Tacoma’s creative economy and generate destination quality activities that will engage and transform our community

Direct link to the application. Applications are due by July 31st.

More information can be found on our website at:

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Aerospace Resources Webinar

LIVE WEBINAR – July 28, 2020 11:00 a.m. PDT

You will learn from experts within economic development, workforce development, and trade on the latest tools and support available for aerospace businesses in Pierce County, WA.

The webinar will highlight new and existing programs for businesses seeking to identify opportunities to impact their top-line revenue and grow. A variety of resources will be shared including the business retention and expansion program (BRE), grant dollars funded by the Economic Development Administration to help traded sector firms better compete with imports, and workforce solutions strategies.


  • Aerospace businesses
  • Aerospace support champions


  • Maddie Merton, VP, Business Retention and Expansion, Economic Development Board for Tacoma-Pierce County (EDB)
  • Ken Wenninger, Director of Client Development, Northwest Trade Adjustment Assistance Center
  • Teresa Delicino, Director of Business Solutions, WorkForce Central

RSVP to to receive a webinar link.

Limited to first 100 attendees.

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Broadway Farmers' Market OPEN!

The Broadway Farmers Market is open during the COVID-19 crisis with health and safety modifications to allow our community to shop safely and shop local. The market runs from May through August from 10am-3pm and from September through October from 10am-2pm and is located between 9th and 11th on Broadway Ave in downtown Tacoma.

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Washington Small Business Survival Workshops in Espanol

This webinar series in Spanish reviews information specific to Washington small businesses. A panel of state and federal partners is present to respond to live Q&A regarding unemployment insurance, returning employees to the workplace, relief funding, workplace safety measures and other topics important to employers. Spanish webinars will be held on July 28 at 5:30 p.m. and July 30 at 8:30 a.m.

Register now:

Únese con nosotros para el seminario web Impacto de COVID-19 donde se habla de las respuestas de las agencias estatales y dónde obtener recursos de la recuperación para pequeñas empresas. Dos sesiones disponibles en español en julio. Regístrese ahora:


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Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber COVID-19 Conference Calls/Webinars


Join the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber for in-depth panel discussions of issues for our businesses that have arisen due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

View upcoming webinars dates and register here.

Federal Coronavirus Relief Bills: What Do They Mean for Nonprofits?

This 90-minute webinar shared the latest analysis and information for charitable nonprofits, recognizing that multiple federal agencies must write the rules and forms and establish processes for getting money into the hands of nonprofits and for-profits as quickly as possible.

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2020 Free Tax and Licensing Workshops

The City of Tacoma offers a series of free tax and licensing workshops for Tacoma business owners and tax preparers.

Click here to view upcoming workshop dates and register.

Completed presentations will be uploaded to the City’s webpage.

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SBA's Money Smart for Small Businesses

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Money Smart for Small Business (MSSB) provides an introduction to topics related to starting and managing a business. MSSB was developed jointly by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). The materials are available for immediate download at Money Smart – Teach – For Small Business.

This instructor-led curriculum consists of 13 modules in English and Spanish that can be downloaded ( or ordered in CD format (

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Free Google My Business Workshop

Grow your business through Google. A free workshop hosted by City of Tacoma + Google.

* This event has passed, but a recording is available. Click here to watch recorded training.

Please contact Will Suarez, Management Analyst II, Community & Economic Development Department with any questions.

(253) 591-5590 or

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