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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 growseattle.com, a portal to business services at the City of Seattle to START | GROW | and GREEN your business.

 

Public Works

View construction bids solicitations, City guidelines, templates and policies.

Purchasing

View goods and services solicitations, search blanket contracts, contact a Buyer.

Consultant

View consultant solicitations, search consultant contracts, get Consultant Roster information.

Registration

Interested in doing business with the City of Seattle? The first step is to register your firm.

Women and Minority Business (WMBE)

Tools for minority-owned and women-owned businesses (WMBEs).

Taxes

Online tax resource information. Pay Seattle Business License Tax or Occupation Utility online.

Business Licenses

Apply for a new or renew a Seattle Business License online or Search for a city licensed business.

Building and Construction Permits

Online links for the City's Department of Planning and Development, King County and Washington State.

City Surplus

Auctions and Sales information for City surplus property; Includes Vehicles, equipment, furniture, computers, industrial material and city street signs.

Seattle Economy and Trade

Seattle: A Better Way to Work. Why Seattle thrives, FAQs, Seattle's WiFi Project and International Trade Information.

Labor Equity

Program and policies for the hiring of women and minority workers, particularly Seattle residents, on City construction projects.

Business Events

Business Blog Posts