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The Washington state economic development directory below (scroll down) links to the websites and contacts for many economic development organizations in Washington and related content such as Area Profiles and Area Surveys as executive summaries about business locations. Contact us for project assistance if you may be interested in expanding your business into Washington.  We are independent advisors - not a government agency or investment promotion agency.  We provide personal introductory referrals to our contacts and other assistance according to the investment project interests of the corporate executives and business advisors we serve.

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Choose Washington -  Business and Project Development Unit - business attraction and retention State 360-725-4057


Washington State Department of Community, Trade and Economic Development (CTED) - Business Retention and Expansion State 206-256-6112
Washington Economic Development Finance Authority (WEDFA) - small and medium business finance - bonds State 98104 206-587-5634
International Trade Division - Washington State Department of Community, Trade and Economic Development (CTED) State - trade promotion
Washington State Office of Business & Tourism Development, Trade & Economic Development State 98504

Washington State Chamber of Commerce Executives - has maps and lists to find local chambers in any region Chambers
Washington Economic Development Association - WEDA Association 99201
Greater Seattle area, Puget Sound      
City of Bothell, WA - near I-405 north of Kirkland City 98011 
City of Kenmore WA - Department of Community Development - near Seattle at the north end of Lake Washington in King County City 98028   www.cityofkenmore.ccom
City of Lynnwood WA Economic Development City 98036 425-670-6651
enterprise Seattle - Kings County WA City 98101 206-389-8650

Port of Seattle Port
Puget Sound Regional Council - and the Prosperity Partnership initiative for this multi-county region Region 98104

City of Everett WA Economic Development - in Snohomish County City 98201

Lanie McMullin


Everett Area Chamber of Commerce Chamber
Snohomish County EDC - Economic Development Council - Everett WA - north of Seattle and King County - Washington's "Technology Corridor" County 98204

Deborah Knutson


Port of Everett WA - FTZ No. 85 Port 98206
Bellingham Whatcom Economic Development Council - north of Seattle near Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada border - Whatcom County County 98227 360-676-4255
Port of Bellingham Port
Island District EDC - Island County - Coupeville WA County 98239 360-678-6889
San Juan County EDC - Friday Harbor, WA - islands County 98250 360-378-2906
Economic Development Association of Skagit County - EDA, Mount Vernon WA - north of Snohomish County County 98273 360-336-6114
Kitsap Regional Economic Development Council - Kitsap County - Bremerton WA - west of Seattle across Puget Sound Region 98312 360-377-9499
Clallam Networks Economic Development Council - CNEDC - Port Angeles - Clallam County EDC - this county includes part of Olympic National Park County 98362 360-457-7793
Port of Bremerton Port 98367
EDC of Jefferson County - Port Townsend, WA - this county includes part of Olympic National Park County 98368 360-385-6767
Tacoma area, southwest Washington, Columbia River 984xx-986xx    
The Economic Development Board for Tacoma-Pierce County - Pierce County includes Mount Rainier National Park County 98401 253-383-4726
Tacoma Economic Development Department City 98424
Port of Tacoma WA - FTZ No. 86 Port
Thurston County EDC - Lacey WA County 98503 360-754-6320
Grays Harbor EDC - Grays Harbor County - Aberdeen WA County 98520 360-532-7888
Port of Grays Harbor - FTZ No. Port
Lewis County EDC - Chehalis WA County 98532 360-748-0114
Pacific County EDC - Raymond WA County 98577 360-942-3629
EDC of Mason County - Shelton WA County 98584 360-426-2276
Lower Columbia EDC - Wahkiakum County - Cathlamet, WA County 98612 360-795-3996
Klickitat County Public EDA - Goldendale WA County 98620 509-773-7060
Cowlitz County EDC - Longview WA County 98632 360-423-9921
Port of Kalama WA Port 98625
Skamania County EDC - Stevenson, WA County 98648 509-427-5110
Columbia River Economic Development Council - Vancouver, Clark County WA - near Portland Oregon Region 98660 360-694-5006
Port of Vancouver Port 98666
Central Washington 988xx-989xx    
Port of Douglas County County 98802 509-884-4700
Port of Chelan WA Port 98816
Grant County Economic Development Council - Moses Lake WA County 98837 509-764-6579
The Economic Alliance - Okanogan County - Omak WA - in north central Washington near the BC Canada border County 98841 509-826-5107
Yakima County Development Association County 98907 509-575-1140
Economic Development Group of Kittitas County - Ellensburg, WA County 98926 509-962-7244
Northeast Washington and Spokane area 991xx-992xx    
Tri-County Economic Development District (TEDD) - Stevens County - Colville WA - TEDD serves 3 counties in the northeast corner of Washington near Idaho and BC Canada County 99114 509-684-4571
Pend Oreille County EDC - TEDD - Newport WA County 99156 800-813-2032
Ferry County - TEDD - Republic WA County 99166 509-775-3047
Spokane Area EDC - Spokane County Metro 99201 509-624-9285
Avista Utilities Utility 99220
Southeast Washington 993xx-994xx    
TRIDEC Tri-City Industrial Development Council - Benton, Franklin County - Kennewick WA Region 99336

Carl Adrian


List of available properties

City of Kennewick WA City
Port of Kennewick WA Port
Port of Benton WA Port
City of Pasco WA City
Port of Pasco WA Port
Adams County EDC - Othello WA County 99344 509-488-5785
Port of Walla Walla - Regional Airport - Walla Walla County County 99362 509-525-3100
SouthEast Washington Economic Development Association - (SEWEDA) and Palouse Regional Transportation Planning Organization - (RTPO) - Clarkston WA - Asotin, Columbia, Garfield, Whitman Counties Region 99403 509-751-9144
Port of Whitman WA Port
Explanation of column headings above
  •  Organizations are generally sorted in postal code order so that locations which are geographically close to each other will usually (not always) be grouped together.  This is a selective directory, even though the state directory is more comprehensive than the very selective one we will maintain at the regional level to highlight the organizations which support our work or are found to be of frequent interest for the convenience of the executives and business advisors we serve.
  •  Scope : is the area served by the organization, and postal code.  We may include thumbnail maps which expand to show information about participating areas, or link directly to good maps or GIS research tools on the organization's website.
  •  Contacts : relationship leader at GDI Solutions for maintaining information about contacts in this area.  If there is a working relationship through our various GUIDE services, we also list the key organization contact, phone, and optional e-mail.
  •  Website and other resources : Aside from the main website link, we may include other direct links to highlight special features of expected interest to executives, especially if they might not be readily noticed by just visiting the website.  A good example of this is when relevant content is actually maintained somewhere else, such as a regional website rather than the local one, so that one would otherwise need to know to follow the available links between the websites.
The directory above is a "long list" extension of our contacts directory for the larger US West Coast region, following the same structure as our global contact directories.

These area representatives would typically include

  •  a state department of commerce or industry or a provincial government office
  •  greater metro city or county area chamber of commerce
  •  county economic development agency
  •  industrial development corporation or council - IDC
  •  alliance for business development, community development
  •  investment promotion agency - IPA
  •  industry cluster development initiatives, business incubators, technology parks
  •  regional or global professional B2B networking organizations, business partnering, joint venture development, or strategic business alliance services
  •  trade and investment promotion offices
Despite the wide variety of names for such economic development organizations, and variances in the scope of their services, the ones we list are generally actively involved in efforts to attract, expand, and retain business investment projects in their areas (offices, factories, etc.), including the attraction of foreign direct investment projects (FDI).  This typically includes support services, financial incentives, and information for corporate site selection decisions as well as local business retention and expansion services. 

The presence, absence, or position of any organization on these lists, or their position on the lists, does not imply any endorsement or opinion about their services, nor by them about our own.

The selections are simply intended to be helpful to executives who may be unaware of such contacts, or how to reach their websites quickly.  Please contact us directly for relevant introductions or any additional contacts, market knowledge, and research which we don't publish.


Contact information for relationship leaders at Global Direct Investment Solutions :

We develop and maintain working relationships among participating area representatives - economic development organizations - and professional service providers as well as senior corporate executives who are responsible for the planning of major projects such as new, relocated, expanded or consolidated offices, factories, distribution centers or other operations.

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