Economic Development Council of Seattle & King County

Since 1971, the Economic Development Council of Seattle & King County has offered free and confidential consulting services to companies looking to do business in King County and its 39 cities.

About

The Economic Development Council of Seattle & King County provides free, confidential consulting services to businesses seeking to establish, grow or relocate in Seattle and King County. Our cluster-driven, client-focused approach serves to expand and diversify the economy throughout King County and its 39 cities. Our industry cluster experts assist businesses in every stage of growth from formation, to expansion, to exit, across eight targeted clusters. Contact us to learn more about our services.

Services

Business Planning

  • Business Plan Consulting, Development and Review
  • Demographic/Census Data
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Identification/Research of Foreign Markets
  • Market Plan Development
  • Market Research

Buying or Selling a Business

  • Buying or Selling a Franchise
  • Purchasing an Existing Business
  • Valuation

Economic and Site Development

  • Economic Forecast
  • Lease Review
  • Revitalization
  • Site Location Assistance
  • Tax Credits

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Angel Investment Providers
  • Budget, Financial Statement and Cash Flow Training
  • Financial Assistance for International Trade Shows
  • Insurance Requirements
  • Loan Providers
  • Obtaining Debt Funding
  • Obtaining Equity Funding
  • Obtaining Government Funding
  • Real Estate Finance
  • Tax Credits
  • Technology Grants
  • Venture Capital Equity Providers

Human Resources

  • Employee Development, Hiring and Policies
  • Retention
  • Workforce Incentives

Import and Export Assistance

  • Financial Assistance for Exporting Activities
  • Identification/Research of Foreign Markets
  • Import/Export Certification and Licensing
  • Locating Foreign Distributors
  • Networking/Exploring Exporting
  • Trade Education and Training

Internship Programs and Student Services

  • Internship Program
  • Student Marketing Projects
  • Student Research Projects

Legal Services

  • Forming a Business
  • Lease Review

Libraries and Research Organizations

  • Business Research Resources
  • Demographic/Census Data

Management Issues

  • Human Resources
  • Leadership/Professional Development
  • Recruiting Assistance

Manufacturing, High Tech, Life Sciences Development

  • Commercialization
  • High Tech Development
  • Industrial Technology Research
  • Life Sciences Development
  • Manufacturing Development
  • Technology Transfer

Marketing/Sales

  • Advertising/Brochure Design
  • Award Recognition
  • Competitive Analysis
  • Demographics/Census Data
  • E-Commerce/Internet Marketing
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Identification/Research of Foreign Markets
  • Market Plan Development and Training
  • Market Research
  • Student Marketing Projects
  • Website Development

Mentoring

  • Formal Mentoring Programs
  • One-on-One Counseling
  • Peer Mentoring

Networking Organizations

  • Demographically Based
  • Geographically Based
  • Industry Specific
  • International Trade
  • Small Business/General

Nonprofit Development

  • Funds Development
  • Strategic Planning

Office, Incubator, Laboratory, Kitchen and Meeting Space

  • Conference/Meeting and Event Space
  • Lease Review
  • Site Location

Operations and Logistics

  • Quality Improvement (supply chain, Six Sigma)

Public Policy and Government Relations

  • African American Business
  • Business Issues Related to a Specific City
  • Hispanic Business
  • LGBT Issues
  • Native American Business
  • Small Business Policy
  • Women's Business

Regulatory Compliance

  • Codes
  • Government Requirements

Selling to the Government and Large Corporations

  • Obtaining Corporate Contracts
  • Obtaining Government Contracts
  • Registration Assistance
  • Women, Minority & Business Disadvantaged Certification

Starting a Business

  • Business Research Resources
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Forming a Business
  • Home-Based Business Training
  • Registration, Licenses and Permits
  • Site Location
  • Startup Business Counseling
  • Startup Classes

Tax Services

  • State and Federal TaxTraining
  • State Tax Credit Information

Technical Assistance

  • Commercialization
  • Technology Transfer
  • Website Development

Training

  • Business Management Training
  • Business Plan Training and Assistance
  • E-Commerce/Internet Marketing
  • International Trade Training
  • Marketing Plan Development and Training
  • Startup Classes
  • Trade Education and Training
Primary ContactSuzanne Dale Estey
Addresss1301 5th Avenue, Suite 1500
Seattle, WA 98199
Phone(206) 386-8650