Supporting Business in Seattle

Our Business Retention and Expansion team focuses on the competitive industry sectors that make up Seattle's economic base. We work with local businesses to learn about their priorities, needs, and challenges, and provide direct services to help them grow and compete. We also strive to ensure business-friendly policies that create and retain jobs for city residents, promote business growth, enhance the city's tax base, and foster economic diversity in Seattle.

Our Goal: Meet with over 500 businesses each year and provide at least 250 businesses with follow-up business services that connect them to opportunities to expand their markets. We also give advice and referrals on financial and management challenges, navigating the regulatory environment, and selecting a sites for new and expanding businesses.

Resources for businesses: