Tacoma is a 2016 Etsy Maker City

11 May

Tacoma Arts

Etsy-Post_550x378Championing a new model for economic prosperity thanks to a growing number of creative micro-entrepreneurs – or “makers” – who have worked with local government to achieve success, Tacoma has been selected by Etsy as an Etsy Maker City for 2016. Tacoma is one of just 13 cities, selected from hundreds of applicants across the United States and Canada, to achieve this honor.

“An Etsy Maker City recognizes that local manufacturing puts people and ideas at the center of commerce, and empowers them to build creative businesses on their own terms,” said Mayor Marilyn Strickland. “This approach helps ensure that economic opportunity is inclusive and promotes entrepreneurship.”

Consulting session with Tacoma Manufacturing. Photo courtesy of Tacoma Manufacturing. Consulting session with Tacoma Manufacturing. Photo courtesy of Tacoma Manufacturing.

On May 12 and 13, Tacoma Arts Administrator Amy McBride, Stephen Jones of Tacoma Manufacturing, and Tim and April Norris of Tim+April will join 12 other “maker” communities at the Etsy Maker…

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