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 / Assistant CM for Comm. & Econ. Dev. 253.460.5445
Becky Metcalf Project Assistant 253.460.5442


Economic Development 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
The current Economic Development Strategic Action Plan, including major goals, provides the focus for economic development efforts in University Place. View the 2012-2016 Strategic Action Plan, which contains the Economic Development goals.
2012-2016 Adopted Economic Development Strategic Action Plan

If you wish to review the previous 5-year Strategic Economic Development Plan, you will find that document linked below, along with its Technical Annex.
2007-2011 Adopted Economic Development Strategic Action Plan
Technical Annex for the 2007-2011 Economic Development Strategic Action Plan