Economic Development


Economic Development Department staff proactively works to strengthen the Edmonds economy, create a more business-friendly environment, and works with other city departments and elected officials on policies to bolster the retail and commercial sectors. We also meet regularly with local businesses, property owners, and associations. If you’re thinking of opening a business in Edmonds, check in with the Economic Development Department first and let us be your guide at City Hall.

It is vital that the City maintain a link between and among our business
community for our mutual benefit. For example, it is critically important that
we understand the needs of local businesses so that we can, when possible,
address their individual and collective needs. It is equally important that we
make businesses and their employees aware of the many services that Irvine

The Economic Development Director acts as the primary liaison between the private sector and city government. Department services include:

    • City liaison to the business community
    • Business recruitment & retention
    • Site selection assistance
    • Development assistance
    • Tourism and events promotions
    • Economic and demographic data
    • Film/TV industry location help

The City of Edmonds is committed to supporting and retaining our business community, and enhancing economic development.  The Departments of Community Services and Economic Development staff are available to assist you with your business-related questions and direct you to the City's business resources webpage to support your business. Please contact Community Services/Economic Development staff at:

  • Director or (425) 771-0251
  • Cindi Cruz at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (425) 775-7724. 

We look forward to working with you.



Business Education

The Edmonds Chamber of Commerce on occasion conducts educational seminars. Please contact the Edmonds Chamber at for more information.


Business Training

Are you looking for tools to strengthen your business? – Edmonds Community College (EdCC) Business Training Center offers courses to help keep your business competitive and state-of-the-art. Whether your company is customer-driven, patient-oriented, service or product based, from 1-1,000 or more employees, their award winning Small Business Development Center (SBDC) can provide training to help your business succeed.  For more information go online at or call 425-640-1840.

EdCC can provide....

    • Customized learning services on demand
    • Training at your site, our site, or online
    • All levels of training services – from on-time classes to certificates



Comprehensive Plan Economic Development Element



Frequently Asked Questions

    • Does the City of Edmonds have a Bussiness and Occupation tax?


What's happening in economic development at the regional level?

For information on regional economic development priorities, see:


I'm considering a location for my business -- where can I get traffic count information?

    • The city maintains traffic count information for major arterials and intersections. Check our maps webpage for available information.


Buying/Shopping Local

  • The 3/50 Project - What three independently owned businesses would you miss if they disappeared?


Economic Dev Contact


This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , Program Coordinator