Economic Development

The Puyallup Tribe has been developing its economic base for decades, building up a portfolio that includes a marina, golf course, convenience stores, cannabis stores and more. Regional landmarks include the Emerald Queen Casino casinos and hotels, including the $400 million EQC location in Tacoma that opened in 2020.

In the same year, the Puyallup Tribal Council made economic diversification and development a priority to ensure the well-being of future generations. The following year an Amazon sorting center opened in Fife and the BetMGM @ EQC sportsbook launched. Partnerships with Kenmore Air and celebrity chef Roy Yamaguchi were highlights of 2022.

This year, the Tribe has launched its own international logistics company, Tahoma Global Logistics; acquired candy company Ames International, INC.; entered in a historic host city supporter agreement with Seattle 26 for the upcoming World Cup; broke ground on a new Tribal Administration building, and opened a seaplane terminal on Ruston Way.

The Tribe’s investments support the Puyallup Membership and bring jobs and other economic benefits that support the greater community. Below are a few highlights: