The Puyallup Tribe of Indians has continued to be a driving force in the health and well being of the South Puget Sound.
During these difficult financial times in our nation’s history, Puyallup Tribe continues to help people help themselves by providing living-wage jobs and healthcare to individuals and families throughout Pierce County, while also funding dozens of other projects with far-reaching impact.
The Puyallup Tribe, through the Emerald Queen Casino locations, administration, health authority and school, is the third-largest employer in Pierce County with a payroll of more than 3,300 people - 98 percent of whom are non-Native - and total spending of $421.3 million.
In addition to directly employing thousands of people, the Tribe also is a key sponsor of countless local charities, non-profit organizations, social welfare projects and events that may otherwise take a hit in today’s down economy.
At a time when the nation’s economic future is uncertain, the South Sound is doing well, and the Puyallup Tribe of Indians plays a key role in keeping that a reality. From funding education, jobs, healthcare, crime prevention and environmental efforts, the Tribe’s tradition as the “generous people” is as strong today as it ever was.
“The City of Tacoma is proud of the great relationship we have with the Tribe. They are very generous in their funding to the city. They give us an opportunity to approach projects together that improve the quality of life for everyone.”
- Tacoma Mayor Marilyn Strickland