Business owners, brokers, and commercial real estate investors looking for properties have a new tool at their disposal: A website called

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The website — launched this week by Pierce County Executive Bruce Dammeier, Pierce County’s Economic Development Department, and the Economic Development Board for Tacoma-Pierce County — is an “extensive online search tool” of real estate listings from the Commercial Broker Association (CBA).

The site gives business owners, brokers, site selectors, and communities access to comprehensive search tools to find commercial and industrial sites and buildings in Pierce County. It also includes demographic information and analytics.

“ provides great data resources to decision makers as they analyze and select business locations,” said Pierce County Executive Bruce Dammeier. “This robust new tool combines technology and data into one place to help businesses locate, expand and grow in Pierce County. It’s a great way to showcase all of the opportunities our county has to offer.”

The information available on the site includes that of hundreds of available buildings and sites, as well as maps of demographics and customized reports. Analytics tools generate updated, on-demand reports, and users can overlap “layers” of data, combining property listings with labor market information and other data.

GIS WebTech Chief Operating Officer Michael Cleary noted that the effort is “the first in the state to partner with GIS WebTech to integrate CBA data, combining the most advanced economic development solution with the best properties data in the state.”

“Quality of life starts with a good job, and investors who create jobs need good data,” said Bruce Kendall, president and CEO of the EDB. “We’re excited to partner with the County to provide the business community with a tool its members can use to explore and create those great job opportunities right here in Pierce County.”