Known as ‘The City of Destiny’ Tacoma is an American city which is built on a port in the state of Washington. It is the second biggest city in Washington State and has been at the forefront of developments in the area; boasting for example the state’s first electric powered rail service. Tacoma has even been voted as being one of the best areas of the USA to live in. This is not surprising due to the great networking opportunities the city provides, its sense of community and also its many attractions. Tacoma offers the most highly dense array of museums of both history and art with the Museum of Glass and the Thea Foss Waterway being perhaps the best known attractions. Tacoma has a number of sports teams in baseball, soccer, football and basketball and various sporting venues for active expats living in Tacoma to enjoy. The climate of Tacoma is described as Mediterranean, experiencing a wide temperature range from season to season.
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Moving to Tacoma, or any foreign city for that matter, can be quite hard. Expats to be need to make sure that all the necessary paperwork is in working order, find a new home either to buy or rent and, if they aren’t being sent on assignment by their current employer, find a job in their new home. If you happen to have the advantage of having a skill that is in demand, then you will find it much easier to find work in Tacoma and gaining a long term visa for the United States. InterNations can help you to feel at home in your new city by helping you build up an online network of people who are going through the same or at least a similar experience. Whether in the same city as you or not, the advice and support from our online expat community can really give you the knowledge and confidence you need to make the big leap and relocate internationally.
The city of Tacoma acts as the thriving business center of the region known as the South Sound. As an expatriate in Tacoma you will especially appreciate the local bustling and thriving business world because of the sheer amount and variety of opportunities that will be available to you. Tacoma is a prosperous city, mainly due to its location on a busy harbor which ensures that trade in the city is consistently booming. I fact, ‘The City of Destiny’ got its name when this harbor was connected to the Northern Pacific Railroad and numerous new opportunities it created. Tacoma is the location of choice for a number of international, global companies, as well as a plethora of hospitals, impressive shopping malls and various forms of industry including an oil refinery. The job opportunities for expats hoping to start working in Tacoma are therefore broad to say the least and InterNations can help you achieve your career aim. With InterNations you can get advice and tips from expatriates who are in or have been in the same situation as you, enabling you to create a network of useful contacts to aid you with your job search.