sustainable business development and employment opportunities.

Economic Development

Strategic Goals

Identify economic opportunity and facilitate the inclusion of black enterprise by expanding:

  • Black participation in contracting opportunities
  • Black participation in employment opportunities
  • Black economic power
  • Analysis of economic issues affecting black people

Leadership: Dorian Waller, Dalton Gittens, Bill Dickens, Carlos Watson, 

Jason Williams, Grover Johnson, Lyle Quasim, Merritt Long


Stakeholders: Tacoma School District, City of Tacoma, Pierce County, United Way, Sound Transit, State of Washington Department of Enterprise Services, WIMBE, Tacoma/Pierce County Health Department.