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Accelerate Your Business
innovation. opportunity. wealth-building.

The Pierce County Business Accelerator will serve entrepreneurs and business owners throughout Pierce County with a focus on BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) veteran, and women-owned businesses to help foster innovation and create wealth-building opportunities.

If you need assistance completing the application please call us at (253) 798-6150 or email here. Spanish language assistance is available.

Or contact one of the following organizations for assistance:

  • Tacoma-Pierce County Black Collective:

Michael Jordan, Business Operations Specialist

(253) 993-0885

  • Korean Women's Association: 

Sung-woo Hong, Community Liaison & Navigator

(253) 319-8655

  • Asia Pacific Cultural Center:

Skye Raphael Baldemeca Rozon, 

BCES Outreach Manager

(253) 383-3900 x229

  • Mi Centro:

Felipe Aparicio, Small Business Case Manager

(253) 290.9405

Thank you for your interest in applying for the

Pierce County Business Accelerator program.

Applications are due by June 30, 2024

apply to the accelerator

THE ACCELERATOR WILL PROVIDE direct access to business resources including:

  • Relevant Training

  • Coaching

  • Technical Assistance

  • Networking Support

to launch and grow micro businesses in Pierce County.

UPON COMPLETION, participants will receive:

  • Access to Potential Funding Options

  • Matching Grant Resources up to $10,000

  • Professional Services Grant up to $5,000

  • Commercial Rent Stipend for one year up to $500/mo.

  • Coaching/mentorship.

application criteria


  • Physically located in Pierce County

  • A start-up


  • a micro-stage business with 2022 annual revenue under $325k


  • A pre-revenue business

  • PCBA graduates and members of the same household are not eligible to apply.


The Pierce County Business Accelerator is a program of Pierce County
funded through an allocation from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA).

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Program Administrator


Community Partners

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