Business Newsletter


List of Pierce County’s top employers expands

Chronicling all companies and firms with 100 employees or more in Pierce County, the 2014 Major Employers list compiled by the Economic Development Board for Tacoma-Pierce County shows one significant difference over the 2013 compilation.

After a century, Tacoma-based Lucks Food Decorating Co. has become a respected, international brand

Born more than a century ago, Lucks Food Decorating Co. continues to innovate and manufacture products that have gained international attention.

Take a peek inside Lucks Food Decorating Company with president Rick Ellison. The Tacoma-based supplier of decorating tools and materials, named to the Economic Development Bureau's list of major Pierce County employers, is an industry leader despite keeping a low profile. As Ellison delights in mentioning, even the Chinese appreciate the all-American company's quality product line.

Pierce County gets its first retail cannabis store — but it’s not pot

A Pierce County entrepreneur has opened a store that sells cannabis products claimed to offer therapeutic effects but low in marijuana’s active...

Angel Swanson discusses the opening Friday of The Ultimate Cure, a retail store in Summit that is open to the public - and offers cannabis that Swanson contends is low in THC (which is the substance the get you high) and high in CBD (which some people believe help people deal with diseases).

STEM is important but not a silver bullet

Better education won’t inoculate our children from the way the business cycle operates

Pay penalty haunting recession grads as economy mends

Nickole Gambrill is still paying the price for graduating college at the wrong time.