Jacqueline Bellwoar. Courtesy EDB Tacoma-Pierce County.

The Economic Development Board for Tacoma-Pierce County has hired Jacqueline Bellwoar to serve as its new economic development manager.

In her new role, Bellwoar will manage the EDB’s cluster acceleration teams, which comprise of industry and community leaders from across the South Sound. She will help implement strategies developed by the teams, research target industries and firms, and assist with staffing for the Economic Development Corporation of Pierce County.

Bellwoar’s professional experience includes serving as business development specialist with the Athens-Clarke County Economic Development Department in Athens, Georgia. She also has wide-ranging experience in the health care and manufacturing sectors, and has worked on multi-million dollar renovation projects with major hospitals, universities, governments, and manufacturing plants. She was most recently an account executive with Alliance Packaging in Renton.

“I’m thrilled to join the EDB and be back in the economic development arena,” Bellwoar said. “With all that’s happening in Pierce County, there’s nowhere else I’d rather be.”