Business in Seattle

Seattle is a flourishing metropolis -- driven by a diverse and resilient economy, strong entrepreneurial spirit and historically vital business sectors. Use the choices below to see what makes Seattle thrive and to find City resources to help your business grow.

Grow Seattle As a starting point, visit, a portal to business services at the City of Seattle to START | GROW | and GREEN your business.

Portal to information about planning and development building permits with the city of Seattle.
Portal to information about businesses licenses and taxes with the city of Seattle and other governmental agencies in the region.
City Purchasing and Contracting Services (CPCS), part of the Department of Finance and Administrative Services, manages bids and contracts on behalf of all City departments and offices using competitive processes. CPCS is the entry point for City Purchasing, Consultant Contracting and Public Works Construction Contracting, as well as Social Equity (e.g., WMBE, Apprenticeship and Labor Equity programs) in City purchasing and contracting opportunities. CPCS also hosts the Online Business Directory, Blanket Contract Search and Consultant Roster.
Portal to information about city of Seattle surplus.
Portal to information about doing business with the city of Seattle.
Portal to information about Seattle economy and trade.