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.
As a starting point, visit growseattle.com, a portal to business services at the City of Seattle to START | GROW | and GREEN your business.
List of City Purchasing and Contracting officials and contacts for dispute resolution, advocacy, assistance, and marketing.
View construction bids solicitations, City guidelines, templates and policies.
View goods and services solicitations, search blanket contracts, contact a Buyer.
View consultant solicitations, search consultant contracts, get Consultant Roster information.
Interested in doing business with the City of Seattle? The first step is to register
Tools for minority-owned and women-owned businesses (WMBEs).
Online tax resource information. Pay Seattle Business License Tax or Occupation Utility online.
Apply for a new or renew a Seattle Business License online or Search for a city licensed business.
Online links for the City's Department of Planning and Development, King County and Washington State.
Auctions and Sales information for City surplus property; Includes Vehicles, equipment, furniture, computers, industrial material and city street signs.
Seattle: A Better Way to Work. Why Seattle thrives, FAQs, Seattle's WiFi Project and International Trade Information.
Program and policies for the hiring of women and minority workers, particularly Seattle residents, on City construction projects.