Events and Training

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

'Grow with Google' Workshop presented by Tacoma's Community & Economic Development Department

The City of Tacoma’s Community and Economic Development Department in collaboration with Google bring you a FREE workshop to help businesses learn how to use data to drive growth.

For more details contact:
Dierdre Patterson

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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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How to Do Business With the City of Tacoma

When: 8:30am on the last Monday starting 1/27/20

Location: 747 Market Street, Room 248

  • Learn about the City’s contracting process
  • Find out if the City buys the type of products/services you offer
  • Get information about the Equity in Contracting code
  • Learn about small business technical assistance/resources
  • Get assistance on how to complete the State’s OMWBE certification

This workshop provides comprehensive information in a 1-hour session with an optional 30 minute certificate session. City Buyers and Contract Program Administrators will be available to answer questions and meet individually with vendors and contractors.


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Grand Opening of New Coworking Space

The community is invited to TractionSpace’s grand opening celebration from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on
Wednesday, January 29. The Tacoma Chamber of Commerce will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony
and guests can enjoy free tours, speakers, refreshments and entertainment at the newly renovated
TractionSpace offices at 748 Market Street in downtown Tacoma. RSVP to Community Manager
Sarah Daniel at 253-272-0148.

See full press release here. 

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2020 Black Business Empowerment Event

A Panel Discussion and Small Business Resource Fair

Are you a current or aspiring entrepreneur?

Are you interested in hearing stories from local successful black business owners?

During Black History Month, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) invites you to this special event to connect with other entrepreneurs, discover resources from service providers to start and grow your business, and be inspired by our panel of successful entrepreneurs.

Who should attend: Current and aspiring entrepreneurs

Date and Time: Wednesday, Feb. 12 12:30 to 3 p.m.

Place: Tacoma Public Library Main Branch
Olympic Room
1102 Tacoma Ave. S.
Tacoma, WA 98402

Register now:

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Free Google My Business Workshop

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

* This even 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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Organizational Resources

Please explore below to see what resources are offered by the following organizations:

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