What people are saying about Puyallup
"The City of Puyallup received millions of dollars in grants and other financial support from federal, state and regional sources, which will be used to make parking, road, stormwater and sewer improvements. Every dollar of fiscal support from such sources helps to leverage city finances, stretching them further and lessening the burden on our citizens and business community. We are proud of our accomplishments and committed to serving our citizens and community to the best of our ability."
-Donald E. Malloy, Councilmember
“While many people think of the Puyallup Fair & Events Center as primarily hosting 1.2 million people in 17 days in September, our facility operates as a community center all year long. The ebb and flow of interaction with the City and its services varies based on this complex array of events. Puyallup’s ability to be proactive to these needs is an asset to our venue, which is an important factor in developing and repeating business with promoters. This, in turn, directly affects the economic impact the Puyallup Fair & Events Center has on the community.”
“The City was an exceptional partner – something I have not experienced in many planning jurisdictions in Puget Sound. I think downtown Puyallup has great promise as a hub for Transit Oriented Development given its great historic retail core, access to employment, quality healthcare, and good schools. There has already been a lot of infrastructure laid to support development, which should continue to make it a good place for developers to do business."
“We spent 18 months searching for a new home for our company and Puyallup stood out from the pack for its commuter-oriented location, the amenities and the City’s cooperation. The best part? After we chose Puyallup, we brought the City our permit application on a Thursday. They reviewed it over the weekend and had it back to us on Monday. Amazing!”
Puyallup “has the highest number of daily boardings of any city on the Sounder line. Sound Transit is prepared to invest about $60 million to acquire and upgrade parking and access to our station to accommodate our growing ridership in Puyallup. The City came to us very early in the application process and asked us to consider our parking facility as more than just a parking garage. They asked us to consider development of a mixed-use project. We’re excited about the possibilities.”
"The City of Puyallup clearly understands the linkage between economic vitality and a highly trained and educated workforce. Known as being 'solution oriented,' City officials actively engage the college as partners in supporting innovative, customized, educational offerings that meet the needs of both prospective and current local business and industry. Their support helps the college continue to grow and expand at a pace that would not be realized elsewhere."
City of Puyallup