Sadly, downtown Tacoma used to be a proud city with thousands of startup businesses up and down the streets. One street was fittingly named “Commerce Street.” Now the fastest growing businesses seem to be the ones that print signs that say “For Rent.”
The buildings of Tacoma are nearly 30 percent vacant. It would be even worse if State Farm hadn’t moved here. Would it come today?
What Tacoma needs is more businesses to come and fill up these vacant buildings. However, our city and its leaders are now making it more challenging. They are forcing employers to pay mandatory sick time and …