Doing Business in Snohomish County

Planning to start a business in Snohomish County? Expand your existing business? Thinking about relocating here? Snohomish County Government offers a range of services to support you. Contact our Office of Economic Development to fast track your business here.
  1. Starting Your Business
  2. Expanding Your Business
  3. Relocating
Starting a Business
The Washington State Department of Commerce Choose Washington portal features information on starting your business in Washington state, including “Grow Your Business” (pdf).

Information on policies and procedures for starting a business in Washington state is available from the Washington state Department of Revenue. For information on licensing a business in Washington state, visit the Washington state Department of Licensing.

Economic Alliance Snohomish County offers comprehensive information about
 starting or purchasing a business in Snohomish County, including resources for minority, women, and veteran-owned businesses. It also offers several resources tailored to small businesses, including related to contracting opportunities, training, and other assistance.

Resources for Entrepreneurs and Startups
Northwest Innovation Resource Center:  NWIRC works to support innovators, inventors, and entrepreneurs in Snohomish County and northwestern Washington State bring their ideas to life.

Startup Washington: An extension of the national Startup America partnership, Startup Washington works to enhance the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Washington State through supporting entrepreneurs to build successful, sustainable businesses.

Ventures: Ventures is a non-profit organization providing education, support, and access to capital needed to launch and grow successful small enterprises, with a focus on low-income, women, and minority populations for whom traditional business development services are often out of reach.