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Tacoma awarded state designation for envisioned “clean water technology” cluster east of the Foss

As we wrote about in August, the city has been seeking a special “Innovation Partnership Zone” designation from the state for an envisioned “clean water technology” hub planned for east of the Thea Foss Waterway.

This week, the state’s Commerce Department announced that Tacoma will get what it wants.

In a press release issued Tuesday, commerce officials announced Tacoma was among three applicants statewide to win the special IPZ designation.

Though no state funding would come with the label, city economic development director Ryan Petty said Tuesday that the designation will help the city market and promote development of

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