Want to start a business? New co-working space launches in Tacoma

The Resource Center is at 1004 Martin Luther King Jr. Way.
The Resource Center is at 1004 Martin Luther King Jr. Way. Drea Baines

Editor's note: Story has been updated from an earlier version.

If you're a local entrepreneur looking for a place to work and connect with others, the Hilltop Business District has good news for you.

The Resource Center, a new co-working and development center for startups and small businesses, is now offering new member tours from 8:30am to 4:30pm and will remain open for walk-ins for the duration of its opening week. 

A ribbon cutting/grand opening celebration is set for 3-5 pm., Saturday (May 12). You can register for the event at this link.

The center is at 1004 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, near People's Park and Johnson Candy Co.

It aims to be a hub for women, minority and disabled veteran-owned businesses "to utilize a collaborative space with access to the resources, tools, and development assistance they need," according to a Resource Center news release.

The site will rent shared workspace, desk space and facility use along with business services.

"The membership model enables businesses at any stage to enter," the release states. "From $30 a month and up, there are various ways in which a business can use TRC on their path to success."

"The center also works with state and local agencies, nonprofits, corporations, and other freelancers and entrepreneurs to provide networks and prospects to its clients."

According to Drea Baines, director for the center: "Examples would be startups and small businesses (contractors and subcontractors, freelance writers, designers and artists) who need a place to get started, receive business development assistance, and receive business mail with a professional address.

"They can even rent the space after hours to host their own networking events."

For more information, go to the site's Facebook page (TRCTacoma) or email Baines at

Debbie Cockrell: 253-597-8364, @Debbie_Cockrell