Tacoma Wins VISION 2050 Award

TACOMA-- The Tacoma Green Economic Development Strategy has won a VISION 2050 Award from the Puget Sound Regional Council. 

The VISION 2050 Awards celebrate progress ­to enhance the region’s communities and natural environment while advancing equity and opportunity for all.  The awards recognize innovative work in the region to create a better future for the central Puget Sound region.

“The City of Tacoma is honored to have its Green Economic Development Strategy recognized by the Puget Sound Regional Council,” said Tacoma Mayor Victoria Woodards. “The strategy seeks to leverage market and funding opportunities to attract new green businesses, to help existing businesses become more sustainable, and to support our community to be ready for the green jobs of today and tomorrow.”

“The Green Economic Development Strategy truly brought diverse collaborators together to realize a vision for how to green Tacoma’s economy while making it thrive,” said PSRC Executive Director Josh Brown. “We love to see partnerships like this and the success they can bring to the region.”

The award will be presented at the Tacoma City Council meeting on June 18.

VISION 2050 is the region’s plan for growth. By 2050, the region's population will reach 5.8 million people. The region’s cities, counties, Tribes, ports, agencies, businesses, and communities have worked together to develop VISION 2050 to prepare for this growth and serve as a guide for sustaining a healthy environment, thriving communities and a strong economy.

Tacoma Award
Award Presentation at Tacoma City Council