Economic Development
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Economic Development Department staff proactively works to strengthen the Edmonds economy and create a more business-friendly environment, as well as works with other city departments and elected officials on policies to bolster the retail and commercial sectors. We also meet regularly with local businesses, property owners, and associations. If you’re thinking of opening a business in Edmonds, check in with the Economic Development Department first and let us be your guide at City Hall.


The Economic Development Director acts as the primary liaison between the private sector and city government. Department services include:

    • City liaison to the business community
    • Business recruitment & retention
    • Site selection assistance
    • Development assistance
    • Tourism and events promotion
    • Economic and demographic data
    • Film/TV industry location help


The Department of Economic Development and Community Services staff are available to assist you with your business-related questions and direct you to the City's business resources webpage to support your business. Please contact Community Services/Economic Development staff for answers to your questions. 

We look forward to working with you.

 

Business Education

The Edmonds Chamber of Commerce on occasion conducts educational seminars. Please contact the Edmonds Chamber at www.edmondswa.com for more information.

 

Business Training

Are you looking for tools to strengthen your business? – Edmonds Community College (EdCC) Business Training Center offers courses to help keep your business competitive and state-of-the-art. Whether your company is customer-driven, patient-oriented, service or product based, from 1-1,000 or more employees, their award winning Small Business Development Center (SBDC) can provide training to help your business succeed.  For more information go online at www.the-btc.com or call 425-640-1840.

EdCC can provide....

    • Customized learning services on demand
    • Training at your site, our site, or online
    • All levels of training services – from on-time classes to certificates

 

Comprehensive Plan Economic Development Element

 

Frequently Asked Questions

    • Does the City of Edmonds have a Business and Occupation tax?
      ...No!

 

Economic Development and Community Services Contact


Patrick Doherty, Director
patrick.doherty@edmondswa.gov
425-771-0251

Cindi Cruz, Program Coordinator
cindi.cruz@edmondswa.gov
or 425-775-7724