Economic Development

The City’s Economic Development Program staff exists to facilitate the recruitment, retention, stability and expansion of businesses through innovation, responsiveness and problem solving. Fife strives to create a business friendly atmosphere and offers services geared toward promoting a diversified economy and a positive city image. The City of Fife prides itself on being a responsive partner to businesses. We offer free Development Review Committee meetings to provide the opportunity for an exchange of information between a developer and the City, regarding a possible development project.

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Location, visibility, and low tax rates are three big reasons businesses and residents choose to locate in Fife. Located in the beautiful Puget Sound area of Washington state, along the I-5 corridor, Fife is ideally situated to access major transportation routes, the Ports of Tacoma and Seattle, SEATAC Airport, and major rail connections.

Since its inception in 1957, Fife has grown to be the gateway to Pierce and King Counties and the Port of Tacoma. Fife’s roots in agriculture have grown and prospered into a community of over 9,000, with large employers such as Milgard, Mission Foods, Lusamerica, Federal Express, and the Emerald Queen Hotel & Casino. The City of Fife is truly at the intersection of Agriculture, Industry, and Community.

Fife is in the early stage of a renaissance transforming itself into a liveable and workable community, part of that is happening through the retention and recruitment of businesses wanting to become a part of that vision – try us.


On this website you will find many helpful tools, whether you are moving, visiting, or looking to expand your business to the City of Fife.

Staff: Steve Friddle
Phone: 253-896-8633
5411 23rd Avenue East
Fife, WA 98424

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The City of Fife is an equal opportunityā€ˇ employer.