The Office of Economic Development works to ensure that businesses in the city have the best chance of success, whether they are already established or just starting up. Partner agencies provide assistance, targeted for various kinds of businesses.
These partner agencies can help solve operational and organizational problems or provide expert advice on how to grow and sustain business success. Assistance is available for small businesses and entrepreneurs, as well as manufacturers and all enterprises needing staffing help.
Help for Manufacturers
Manufacturers can gain assistance from Washington Manufacturing Services. Through its affiliation with the National Institute of Standards and Technology Manufacturing Extension Partnership, WMS can link manufacturers with both local expertise and hard-to-access national resources.
WorkSource can provide human resource assistance, help during layoffs and access to resources for business development, all free. WorkSource has locations in Redmond and Renton and at Bellevue College.