Areas Serviced by Tacoma Public Utilities
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Advantages of locating your business in TPU's service area
Comparative cost per kWh data for Tacoma and other key cities from EIA
Business Development Resources
Tacoma Power offers a variety of commercial and industrial rebates to help business customers reduce operating costs and maximize profits. A zero-interest loan, up to $100,000, combined with financial incentives from our efficiency programs, can help make energy efficient upgrades cost-effective for your business. Tacoma Power's New Construction Program will help you save from the beginning. For new construction projects, the design and planning stage offers the greatest opportunity to conserve energy and save money on utility bills. Tacoma Power's New Construction Program will help you save from the beginning.
Commercial and industrial businesses can receive valuable incentives from Tacoma Water for water-efficient upgrades that will save water and money. We designed our incentives to help offset up to 50% of the initial costs of hardware and equipment that result in water savings.
Contracting and Procurement
Tacoma Public Utilities and the City of Tacoma use SAP Ariba, a platform that streamlines procurement and payables processes, making it easier for businesses to contract with us as suppliers. Vendors can register in SAP Ariba to be eligible to bid on future sourcing events with TPU and the City of Tacoma, as well as gain access to a nationwide network of potential customers. Registration information is located on the City of Tacoma Purchasing website.
Economic Development Partners
- Economic Development Board of Tacoma-Pierce County
- City of Tacoma Community & Economic Development Office
- Pierce County Economic Development
- Port of Tacoma
- City of Fife Economic Development
- City of University Place Economic Development
- City of Lakewood Economic Development
- City of Fircrest
- Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber
- South Sound Together
- Workforce Central
- Washington Department of Commerce