Doing Business in Puyallup

Community Features

  • A 14-member car dealers' association that ranks near the top in the region.
  • A growing medical colony anchored by the current $450 million renovation and expansion of the Good Samaritan Hospital regional medical center.
  • The fifth-largest shopping mall in the region.
  • The region's Number 1 commuter rail station in terms of daily boardings that has inspired an aggressive push for transit oriented development for residential and commercial growth in the downtown core.
  • The seventh-largest fair in the U.S., whose downtown fairgrounds and events center have grown into a year-round venue for conventions, conferences, trade shows and other events.
  • Third largest city in Pierce County with a population of 38,670, as of 2014.


Once a center of agriculture, Puyallup has matured into a city with a bustling shopping district and a growing employment base. The City's location is central to the four-county Puget Sound region and provides easy proximity to greater Puget Sound and its international ports. Puyallup serves as a "market crossroads" in east Pierce County connected to major state freeways, as well as the top boarding location for the "Sounder" commuter rail service to Tacoma, Seattle and Everett markets.