Tacoma 2025

Tacoma's Strategic Plan


The Strategic Plan is intended to set the course and guide where the City of Tacoma (as both a local government organization and a community) is going over the next ten years, and to help the City direct its efforts and resources toward a clearly defined vision for its future that reflects community desires, current and future trends, and bolsters the City’s unique position within the region. It will include benchmarks or milestones that measure the City’s progress towards its clearly defined vision. And it will be a “living document” and it will undergo periodic review and adjustment to reflect progress towards achievement of goals and/or modifications of goals. 

Ways to Get Involved 

  • Plan to attend and help spread the word about the community event on July 30, 2014, from 6 PM - 8:30 PM at the Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center (1500 Broadway). Doors open at 5 PM. Free event parking will be available at any of the venue's garages.  
  • Join the online community forum to post your comments and respond to other community members’ ideas. 
  • Stop by an informational booth at one of the many community events held in Tacoma this summer, including the South Tacoma and Proctor farmer’s markets and Ethnic Fest.
  • Stop by your local library or the Customer Support Center in the Tacoma Municipal Building (747 Market St., 2nd Floor) for information and opportunities to provide feedback.

 
Seven Key Focus Areas


The strategic planning process and final Strategic Plan document should address the following seven Key Focus Areas:

  • Public Health and Safety
  • Quality of Life and Livability
  • Economic Vibrancy (and Employment)
  • Culture, Arts and Recreation
  • Educational Opportunity and Attainment
  • Government Performance (Effective, Efficient and Economical)
  • Infrastructure, Mobility and Environmental Sustainability 

Tacoma's Growth


Tacoma (population 203,446) is located in the Puget Sound Region, which is forecasted to reach a population of nearly five million people and grow to add more than three million jobs by 2040. As part of the regional growth strategy, the City of Tacoma anticipates significant impacts related to this forecasted growth. With a vision and strategy in place, Tacoma will be well situated to capitalize on its position and improve the quality of life for its residents.