Spaceworks Tacoma

Spaceworks makes Tacoma culturally vibrant and economically strong through training and support for artists and creative entrepreneurs.


Spaceworks Tacoma emerged in 2010 as a creative response to vacant storefronts in downtown Tacoma. This program of the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber includes a business incubator and public art projects. We are the primary Microenterprise Development Organization for Tacoma’s creative economy. Each year, we directly serve more than 130 microenterprises through training cohorts, alumni events, technical assistance, marketing support, expert consultations, microloans, affordable studios and business residencies, and public art display opportunities. Spaceworks offers two business training programs; 4-week Foundations for those in the idea phase that need a hand on where to begin, and a 12-week Business Plan Cohort for those with a tested product or service in need of a business plan. In collaboration with community partners, we can offer complete wrap-around services for whatever obstacle you are facing. Services are provided to clients who live within Tacoma, WA and are microenterprises.

Services offered by this organization are listed below. This provider specializes in the areas listed in bold.

Services Provided

Business Planning

  • Business Plan Consulting (Specialty)
  • Cash Flow/Financial Planning
  • Forming a Business
  • Market Research
  • Microenterprise Development Organization (MDO) (Specialty)

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Grant Funding Providers (Specialty)
  • Non-Traditional Financing

Internship Programs and Student Services

  • Internship Program

Marketing and Sales

  • Branding
  • Competitive Analysis
  • Market Plan Development and Training
  • Social Media Consulting


  • One-on-One Counseling (Specialty)
  • Peer Mentoring (Specialty)

Networking and Associations

  • Geographically Based (Specialty)
  • Industry Specific (Specialty)
  • Small and Microbusiness/General


  • Conference/Meeting and Event Space
  • Coworking (Specialty)
  • Lease Review Assistance (Specialty)
  • Site Location Assistance

Public Policy and Government Relations

  • State Business Issues

Regulatory Compliance

  • Registration, Licenses and Permits
  • Trademark and Copyright Information

Starting a Business

  • Business Research Resources
  • Business Technical Assistance (Specialty)
  • Business Training (Specialty)
  • Forming a Business (Specialty)
  • Home-Based Business Training
  • Registration, Licenses and Permits (Specialty)
  • Site Location
  • Startup Business Counseling (Specialty)
  • Startup Classes (Specialty)

Technical Assistance

  • Bookkeeping/Accounting Software Training
  • Business Bootcamps, Business Classes (Specialty)
  • Commercial Leasing (Specialty)


  • Budget, Cash Flow and Financial Statements Training
  • Business Plan Training and Assistance (Specialty)
  • Home-Based Business Training
  • Marketing Plan Training
  • Startup Classes

Accelerators and Incubators

  • Accelerator (Specialty)

Events and Community Building

  • Business Competitions/Pitch Events/Hackathon/Startup Week or Weekends
  • Connect with Other Businesses Like Yours
  • Meet-ups/Social Events (Specialty)
Contact Information
Jennifer English
950 Pacific Ave
Ste 300
Tacoma, WA 98401