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Tacoma: Home to America’s Mount Fuji and world-class innovative businesses

Oct 27, 2017

Pierce County surrounds visitors and businesses with beauty. From the Cascade Mountains in the east to lovely Puget Sound in the west, the county never fails to amaze. It’s home to majestic Mount Rainier, a 4,392 m peak that locals call their Mount Fuji.

Mount Rainier in Pierce County

Pierce County, and its largest city, Tacoma, are centers of business innovation. It is home to more than 70 aerospace companies, which moved there to take advantage of the abundance of resources and talented workers.­

Japanese logistics powerhouse Mitsui-Soko is one of the newest additions to the region’s aerospace industry. Toray Composites, the innovative leader in industrial composites, recently completed a multimillion-dollar expansion of their production facility. The county is also home to developers, as well as manufacturing and industrial companies.

Legendary hiking, skiing and boating showcase the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest. Golfers never miss Chambers Bay, a breathtaking golf course that hosted the 2015 U.S. Open Championships. 

Convenient to SeaTac International Airport, Tacoma’s historic downtown is home to museums, first-rate hotels like Conde Nast-ranked Hotel Murano, a thriving foodie culture and a growing craft beverage industry.

But what sets Tacoma and Pierce County apart is teamwork and grit. The county has fully embraced the kaizen, continual improvement, ethos. Businesses and individuals looking to forge long-term partnerships are invited to this corner of the world.

Northwest USA 2017 was prepared for and originally printed in The Japan Times Newspaper.

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