Chun Yang and his son, Yiwen, looked at the Tacoma skyline for a proposed hotel in downtown Tacoma in November 2014. Mayor Marilyn Strickland will check in with Yang during an upcoming trade mission to Asia. Lui Kit Wong File, 2014.
Tacoma Mayor Marilyn Strickland’s next trade mission will take her to Vietnam and China in a new attempt to court investors for development projects in the city.
She will leave Thursday with city Community and Economic Development director Ricardo Noguera and two other staff members on a 10-day swing through the countries.
They’re planning to meet with investors who have pledged money for Tacoma projects as well as with people who have expressed interest in putting money into new endeavors, Noguera said.
“This is really about cultivating investors,” Strickland said Monday, by giving updates to people who have committed to projects as well as establishing new relationships.
The trip will be Strickland’s third trade mission to Asia since 2011.
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