Our Strengths


Located in a region with a history as an incubator for advanced technologies, sciences, and business ideas, Snohomish County features top-notch community and technical colleges and workforce training programs, and close proximity to world-class universities and research institutions. Snohomish County offers businesses one of the world’s most comprehensive aerospace and advanced manufacturing industry training and research clusters at Paine Field-Snohomish County Airport, and major university extension centers offering advanced degrees in business, engineering, science and technology.

Employment Opportunities

Sustainable Energy

Snohomish County's Office of Energy & Sustainability (OES) works to conserve natural resources, reduce our climate impact, and facilitate environmental stewardship. OES partners with departments across County government and in the community to develop innovative programs and policies to actively address environmental challenges.

Industry Activity

As the state’s manufacturing center, Snohomish County employers produce
medical devices, electronic equipment, solar modules and inverters,
bio-pharmaceuticals, recreation equipment and, of course, aircraft. We’re home
to Boeing Commercial Airplanes and an aerospace supply chain that produces
their 747, 767, 777 and 787 aircraft.
Our proximity to Seattle makes Snohomish County an ideal location for high-tech
employers seeking a suburban location. T-Mobile has an engineering center,
Zumiez (retail) has their corporate headquarters, and Google and AT&T have
customer service centers. Two significant companies in the ultrasound space,
Philips and Sonosite, also have headquarters and manufacturing operations here. 
West Coast Access

West Coast Access

Snohomish County is the place to be for Companies with overseas markets or offshore suppliers

Taxes and Incentives

  • No corporate income tax
  • No personal income tax
  • No unitary tax (VAT)
  • No inventory tax
  • No tax on interest, dividends or capital gains
Washington State has an assortment of tax incentives. Those most frequently implemented by Snohomish County businesses are highlighted and listed below. For a complete overview of State incentives, please visit Washington State Department of Revenue.
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Diverse Careers

Quality of life

Snohomish County Executive Dave Somers has implemented the 2018 Snohomish County Neighborhood Initiative to improve residents’ quality of life. The initiative aims to reduce commute times, improve safety, and increase transportation options.