Meet Business Owners Like Me


Manufacturing / Defense / Technology

  • Center for Advanced Manufacturing Puget Sound (CAMPS) is a resource center bringing together manufacturers, supply chain partners, pre-qualified business development specialists, and strategic partners as an Advance Manufacturing Consortium. Networking opportunities are provided.
  • Pacific Northwest Aerospace Alliance promotes the growth of the Pacific Northwest Aerospace Industry by assisting members to be globally competitive by providing education, access to business opportunities, information on emerging markets and facilitating development of key relationships.
  • Pacific Northwest Defense Coalition provides regular networking opportunities for companies selling defense related products or services.
  • Washington Technology Industry Association is one of the oldest and largest statewide technology trade associations in North America that helps to grow successful technology companies amid a strong and connected community. Networking opportunities are provided.

Chambers of Commerce

Pierce County is home to several chambers of commerce that offer members the chance to meet each other, provide specialized training, pool resources and offer new businesses a place to meet companies already established. A list of local chambers follows. All chambers offer free-of-charge events that welcome new businesses to attend.

Trade Promotion

  • World Trade Center Tacoma is locally based and globally connected to the world-wide Trade Center organization. It offers a variety of services, training and networking opportunities with foreign firms and dignitaries.

Service Organizations

Service organizations can provide excellent networking opportunities. Following is a short list of these organizations. Please use the sites’ locator function to find an organization near you.