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Welcome to the William Factory Small Business Incubator

The William Factory Small Business Incubator was created in 1986 to help new businesses in East Tacoma as a way to improve living and working conditions. We house over 40 companies in specialty trade construction, applied technologies and business services. Our companies take pride in the quality of their products, and look forward to serving customer needs. Contact us if you have any questions. Office space is available. There are also desk tenant memberships, which provide access to our facilities, services and shared office space. Entreprenuers are encouraged to pre-apply for space as graduating businesses leave the Incubator. If interested, please call to schedule an interview: (253) 722-5800.

"We want to organize in collective action that results in some dramatic results."
-Tim Strege
Executive Director

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Easy to Network


Clients frequently cite the opportunity to network with other entrepreneurs and interact with visiting contracting agencies and corporations as the most beneficial aspect of their incubator experience.

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Excellent Service


Services include on-site support staff, invitations to no-cost training classes, use of conference rooms equipped with modern technology, and announcements of bid and contracting opportunities.

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$10 Million Building


Designed specifically for incubation, with 40 client offices, more than 250 workstations and four conference rooms - our Incubator is one of the most technologically advanced buildings in the Puget Sound Region.

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Awesome Location


With balconies overlooking Mt. Rainier and Commencement Bay our beautiful building is conveniently located directly off Interstate-5.

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The vast majority of our firms are managed by entrepreneurs who would otherwise be unemployed." -Tim Strege

Factory Advantages

  • First class office space
  • high profile building off Interstate-5
  • i Class access control system
  • Virtual server capability
  • Web Conferencing Video Technology
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Factory Clients

  • Washington State Black Enterprise Association
  • Norris Pacific Group - (custom products)
  • RBG Core Group – (employee benefits)
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  • B.C. Schmidt Construction -(general contractor)
  • Bottomline Consruction -(construction estimating & management)
  • By The Book Accounting -(construction accounting)
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  • Beautiful Birds Consulting – (adoption & child support systems)
  • Combat Power Essentials – (computer systems & projects)
  • CQ Consulting – (electronic commerce consulting)
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The Incubator will conduct small business training this fall on topics identified in a recent survey (e.g; Government Contracting, Prevailing Wages & Certified Payrolls, Sub-Contractor Requirements). If you want to be notified of these no-cost sessions, please contact


Apply Today! We house over 40 companies in specialty trade construction, applied technologies and business services. Contact us if you have any questions.
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1423 E. 29th St, Tacoma, WA 98404
Phone: 253-722-5800
Fax: 253-722-5801

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