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With an estimated population of 208,000 people, Tacoma is the third largest city in the state of Washington. It covers 62 square miles along the Puget Sound. Tacoma is the seat of Pierce County, and area code 253 includes the cities of Gig Harbor, Kent, University Place, Roy, Edgewood, and more as well. Due to its proximity only 32 miles from the city, Tacoma is a satellite of Seattle and sits only 31 miles from the state capital of Olympia as well.
The city of Tacoma was incorporated in 1875. It experienced a significant population boom in the 1880’s when it was connected as the final stop on the Northern Pacific Railroad.
Unfortunately, the city suffered during the Great Depression and didn’t begin to recover until the 1990’s when Tacoma went through an urban revitalization project with the construction of new museums and the University of Washington Tacoma Campus. Now, it sits comfortably as the 3rd largest city in Washington and the 104th largest in the United States.
One business in Tacoma made the Fortune 1000 list in 2018. TrueBlue, a company that provides workforce solutions, came in at #826 on the roundup. Some other notable businesses in the city include State Farm Insurance, US Oil and Refining and the St, Joseph Medical Center. According to the city’s 2015 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, the top five employers in the Tacoma area code are Joint Base Lewis-McChord, local public school districts, the MultiCare Health System, the State of Washington, and the Franciscan Health System.
Big industries that contribute to the economy in area code 253 are finance, manufacturing, healthcare, the military, maritime, tech, and more. Tacoma has the 7th biggest container port in the United States as well as an array of aerospace companies like Boeing, General Plastics, and Toray Composites. The University of Puget Sound, Pacific Lutheran University, Faith Evangelical College and Seminary, and the University of Washington Tacoma Campus all call Tacoma home as well.
The unemployment rate in the Tacoma area code is 6.9%, which is higher than the US national average of 5.2%. However, the city is predicting future job growth of over 38% in the next ten years. Additionally, the average household income in area code 253 is $51,000 which is only slightly lower than the US national average of $53,000. Almost 20% of the population makes over $100,000 annually and the top three occupations for residents in Tacoma are health care and social assistance, retail trade, and educational services.
Tacoma was recently named one of the “20 Game Changing Places to Live” by Sunset Magazine. The Tacoma-Lakewood metro area was also ranked #10 on the Forbes list of “Fastest Growing Cities In the US” in 2018. Some annual events to attend in area code 253 include the Taste of Tacoma, the Good Guys Car Show, the Washington State Fair and the Tacoma Film Festival.
Grow your business in Washington with a Tacoma area code. Nextiva VoIP services will connect you with area code 253 and come with instant activation so you can get started today. Tap into the local economy without hiring a new team or opening another location in the city. Then, answer calls to area code 253 from any internet connected device, anywhere in the world.
Every Nextiva digital phone system also comes with extra perks to help you run your business. Call recording, voicemail to email services, and conference call capabilities will keep your employees in the loop and help you serve your customers better. Additionally, every Nextiva package also comes with the Nextiva Auto Attendant. The software uses a pre-recorded system to efficiently get your customers to the right extension, every time. It gives off a professional impression to every customer no matter what the size of your business is, and saves both time and money for the company.
Expanding a business can be difficult, but Nextiva VoIP services simplify the process from start to finish. When you purchase a Tacoma area code you’ll also get access to the exclusive NextOS software. Enjoy true location independence and stay in control from anywhere in the world with all of your callers, features, users, and billing in one easy-to-access place.
Start with area code 253 and expand across the state and the country with Nextiva flexible upgrade options. We know that every business is different, so you’ll always be free to grow at your own pace. Plus, the Nextiva affordable pricing ensures that businesses with any budget can get a Tacoma area code, and the “no hidden fees” guarantee means you can budget with peace of mind knowing you’ll never have extra charges on your bill.
Nextiva prides itself on providing everything you need, all in one place. This includes Amazing Service as well. To fulfill the promise, the Nextiva customer support department is on-call seven days a week for anything that you need. They even answer 95% of calls on the second ring, because they know your time is valuable! We know you rely on your Nextiva VoIP services, and we won’t let you down. The 100% in-house customer service team will troubleshoot any issues that arise until they’re resolved to your satisfaction.
Are you ready to take your company to the next level? Get started with instant activation on area code 253 and begin to grow in Washington today. Your digital phone system includes a Tacoma area code but also so much more. Get powerful standard PBX features, organizational software, flexible upgrade opportunities, affordable billing and responsive customer service when you join the Nextiva family.
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