Economic Development

Economic development and the success of our business community is of prime importance in University Place! Take a look at the support structure developed to facilitate business success. Find out who to call and where to go for assistance and support!

Economic Development Office
This City office exists to promote economic vitality in University Place – and local business success is critical to that goal! Get to know us!

Mariza Craig Executive Director for Comm. & Econ. Dev./Asst. City Manager 253.460.5445
Becky Metcalf Project Assistant 253.460.5442

 


Economic Development Advisory Commission
This Commission consists of community members who are committed to seeing businesses succeed and thrive in University Place. Meet the members, and learn how this Commission operates.


Economic Development Strategic Plan/Goals

Economic Development has been driven by carefully crafted Strategic Action Plans that respond to changes in demographics, the economy and business concerns and needs. Two previous plans provided guidance for the years 2007-2011 and 2012-2016. In 2017, the economic development focus is to engage in the Subarea Plan development process. Due to be completed at the end of 2017, this Plan will form the basis of Economic Development goals and workplans for 2018 and beyond. For more information on the Subarea Plan process click here.