Why Edgewood

Many factors come into play when determining whether a location is right for your business.  Location, regional workforce, business environment, growth opportunities, community and culture and business resources to name a few.  The following information will help you get to know us better.

The City of Edgewood is located in Pierce County and boarders King County to the north, Milton and Fife to the west, Puyallup to the south and Sumner to the west.  Aside from Alaska, Pierce County is the only county in the country in which you can go from sea level at the Puget Sound to 14,411 feet at Mt. Rainier. While nature has worked hard to create an unsurpassed location, Pierce County has done the same to develop a strong, diverse economy, a highly educated workforce and a supportive business environment.

Ideal Location . . .
Edgewood is ideally located as close to Asia as it is to Europe.  The Port of Tacoma is located only 10 minutes away and is one of the nation's top five container ports which serves as a major gateway for goods going to Alaska, the Midwest and the East Coast. The port is also the leading container port in the Pacific Northwest for goods moving to and from Asia.   Edgewood's location in Washington State  is also perfect for businesses that concentrate on the U.S. West Coast and Canada.

Regional, National and Global Markets . . .
Numerous national companies and thousands of thriving small businesses call Pierce County home. From healthcare to agriculture, financial services to manufacturing, and construction to importing, Pierce County has what it takes to compete in the regional, national and global markets.

Strong Employers Choose Cities in Pierce County . . .
City and County leadership dedicated to advancing technology and higher education, and pairs business interests with a superior quality of life high on their priority list.  See the Top 2011 Local Employers selected by the (Tacoma) News Tribune.

Quality of Life in the Puget Sound Area . . .
Edgewood is central to the best of everything the Pacific Northwest has to offer.

Culture and Entertainment
Appreciation and the celebration of art, history and music thrive in our area.  Tacoma is the cultural center for the arts in the South Sound.  From art  to ballet, and opera to trendy night clubs and the underground music scene, shows and events at the Tacoma Domeand the Broadway Center for the Performing Arts - Edgewood is close to it all.  The Washington State History MuseumChihully Museum of GlassTacoma Art MuseumPoint Defiance Zoo and Aquarium and the Children's Museum of Tacoma  can all be found within a 20 minute drive.

The greater Seattle area also has much to offer, such as the Experience Music ProjectSeattle Art MuseumSpace NeedleMuseum of Flight and Pike Place Market.  Dining, sports events, entertainment, parksWoodland Park Zoo,  music and more.

Parks, Recreation and Trails
Edgewood Parks and Trails,  Pierce County Parks and RecreationTacoma Metro ParksTrails,  Chambers Bay Golf Course,Northwest Trek Wildlife Park and Washington State Parks along with the many annual festivals and attractions are enjoyed by millions each year.  The Western Washington State Fair and Exhibition Center is less than 4 miles from Edgewood and holds events year round.  One of the major routes to the Fairgrounds is along the Meridian Avenue/SR 161, which is Edgewood's Commercial Corridor.

Mountains and Water
Enjoy the beauty of the area's natural landscape. Visit  Mt. Rainier National Park, the North Cascade Mountains, the Puget Sound, theSan Juan Islands, or one of  the many rivers and lakes our area has to offer. Take a 2 1/2-hour drive and spend a day or more at the beach at Ocean Shores.

Close to Airports . . .

Edgewood is located 15 minutes north of Tacoma.  Seattle is 30 miles north of Edgewood and the Seattle -Tacoma International Airport (SEATAC) is only a 20 minute drive from our City limits.  Both Seattle-Tacoma Airport and King County International Airport / Boeing Field provide for excellent airfreight mobility.

Central to Vital Transportation System . . . 
Interstate 5, which slices through Pierce County from north to south, links Edgewood to Canada and Mexico.  Less than 30 miles north of Edgewood, Interstate 90 provides a direct link to the Eastern states. This vital connection allows businesses to flourish in today's competitive marketplace.

Steady Growth Over the Past Decade . . .
Pierce County's population has grown by 20 percent over the last decade. Pierce County has a skilled and well educated workforce, and is a host to numerous colleges such as the University of Washington, Pacific Lutheran University, the University of Puget Sound, and others. Our four community and technical colleges can provide workforce training customized for your business.