The Washington State Department of Commerce has launched a manufacturing regulatory roadmap, the latest addition to a series of online portals designed to facilitate the process of satisfying regulatory requirements for a new or expanding facility.

The new Regulatory Roadmap 2.0 online portal guides manufacturing firms through the review process for siting feasibility in Sumner and unincorporated areas of Pierce County, with Tacoma soon to follow. It allows manufacturers to interactively walk through the review of regulatory requirements, including searching by location and property use. Applicable zoning, high-level considerations, and thresholds for different topics appear within the portal, streamlining the discovery phase of site selection.

It builds upon the success of the state Regulatory Roadmap program’s original manufacturing roadmaps. These legacy roadmaps were launched by the cities of Arlington, Lynnwood, and Marysville.

Other Regulatory Roadmaps provide a range of online tools for restaurant owners in Seattle, Spokane, Spokane Valley, and Tacoma, and for residential contractors in the city of Kennewick.

For more information on the new online portal, visit this website.