Celebrate National Travel + Tourism

Tourism supports 12,000 jobs and generates more than $1 billion dollars in Pierce County. Tourism means business: for existing companies and new development. You are a part of this important economic driver. 

To celebrate the many faces and facets of our industry, the Travel Tacoma + Pierce County partnered with destination marketing organizations from around the state to nominate tourism ambassadors. These ambassadors are spreading the message of why tourism matters.

Show locals why your business and tourism matters. Download the poster of your community’s tourism ambassador to display in your business or share the video via social media:

Joe Burgi, Greg Burgi and Dan Nelson, Pick Quick Burgers + Drive In
Watch the video | Download the poster

Gig Harbor
Mike Runion and Travis Guterson, 7 Seas Brewing
Watch the video | Download the poster

Jan Jensen, Lakewold Gardens
Watch the video | Download the poster

Ken Hojem, Washington State Fair Events Center
Watch the video | Download the poster

Dave Radcliffe, The Old Cannery Furniture Warehouse
Watch the video | Download the poster


Tourism Facts

Tourism is the fourth largest industry in the state of Washington.

In 2018:

  • Total direct visitor spending in Pierce County was $1.3 billion
  • Tourism generated more than 12,000 jobs in Pierce County

Source: Travel Impacts Study by Dean Runyan Associates