Snohomish County works closely with the following partners in advancing economic development and job creation across the county and its communities:

  • Greater Seattle Partners: Greater Seattle Partners is a regional economic development organization and the first public-private partnership created to advance economic growth and competitiveness for the Puget Sound region.
  • Economic Alliance Snohomish County: Economic Alliance works to attract, create, and maintain jobs in Snohomish County through advocacy, industry and resource development, and small business and entrepreneurship initiatives.
  • Workforce Development Council of Snohomish County: Workforce Development Council Snohomish County invests government and private funding to continuously increase the global competitiveness and prosperity of our businesses and workforce, to fill current and emerging jobs, and to provide full employment.
  • Puget Sound Regional Council (PSRC): PSRC’s mission is to ensure a thriving central Puget Sound region through planning for regional transportation, growth management and economic development. At PSRC, central Puget Sound counties (Snohomish, King, Pierce and Kitsap), cities and towns, ports, tribes, transit agencies, and the state work together to develop policies and make decisions about regional issues.
  • Snohomish County cities
  • Port of Everett
  • Tulalip Tribes
  • Stillaguamish Tribe
  • Sauk-Suiattle Tribe

International Partners

Several foreign governments maintain consular representative offices in Seattle. The Lieutenant Governor’s office maintains a list of accredited consular offices in Washington State.

The following Snohomish County cities have sister city relationships and partnerships
Iwakuni, Japan
Sligo, Ireland
Sovetskaya Gavan, Russia

Hekinan, Japan

Choluteca, Honduras

The Port of Everett also has international partnerships:
Port of Ishinomaki, Japan (friendly coalition agreement)
Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan (shipping agreement)