Economist Tyler Cowen cites research by Milgard School of Business faculty Arindam Tripathy and Cao Zhiyan that suggests corporate lobbying of elected officials doesn't help, and may work against, corporate goals.
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UW Tacoma features prominently in an analysis of what's on the horizon for the Pierce County economy in 2018.
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UW Tacoma has enrolled 121 students supported by the Washington State Opportunity Scholarship since the program's inception in 2011. The program provides scholarships to low- and middle-income students in STEM and health care fields. 85% of these UW Tacoma scholars have graduated, a rate second only to Western Washington University among schools with more than 100 scholars.
The City of Federal Way will ask the state legislature for $800,000 to fund start-up costs of a new "higher education facility" in Federal Way, in collaboration with UW Tacoma, Highline College and the Federal Way school district.