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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 10 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. 

Seven Key Focus Areas

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

  • Health and Safety
  • Human and Social Needs
  • Economic Vibrancy and Employment
  • Educational and Learning
  • Arts and Cultural Vitality
  • Natural and Built Environment
  • Government Performance 

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.

On January 27, 2015 the City Council approved Resolution 39016: A Resolution approving the City of Tacoma's Ten-Year Citywide Strategic Plan and Vision, Tacoma 2025; and establishing the Tacoma 2025 Advisory Committee, to consist of 11 members to be appointed by the Mayor.

To view the plan in its entirety, please click here.

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