333 S. Meridian, Puyallup, WA 98371 - 253-841-4321

City of Puyallup

Puyallup's Major Employment Sectors

Retail

Puyallup's South Hill continues to be East Pierce County's regional shopping hub. The city serves a retail trade population of 400,000 with a projected growth to 600,000 by the year 2030. Puyallup taxable sales (2000-2003) grew at an average rate from 5.0% for retail trade and 4.45% for services.

Other major sectors in Puyallup

Construction; manufacturing; wholesale trade; transportation and warehousing; finance and insurance; professional, scientific and technical services.

Home to the Puyallup Fair

A privately owned fair, the Western Washington Fair is the 6th largest in the nation.

2004 revenues - $19 million
2004 expenses - $17.7 million

50 year-round employees
7,500 part-time employees

2004 attendance - 1.1 million
2004 attendance at non-Fair activities - 500,000

Health Care

With Good Samaritan Hospital as the anchor, Puyallup is the regional medical center for Eastern Pierce County. Ranked fourth in Pierce County's top ten private employers, Good Samaritan Hospital employs over 2000.

Important employers in the region

MultiCare Health System
Franciscan Health System
Fred Meyer Stores
Puyallup Tribe
Milgard Manufacturing
The Boeing Company
State Farm Insurance
Costco
Port of Tacoma
Russell Investment Group
US Army - Ft. Lewis
US Army - Madigan Hospital
McChord Airforce Base