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Bring Your Business To Edmonds, Washington

Edmonds, a vibrant city located just 15 miles north of Seattle and 18 miles south of Everett, is easy to reach by Amtrak and Sound Transit commuter rail, Community Transit buses, Washington State Ferries, automobile and bicycle. We offer a variety of business resources to help you start, expand, or support your business in Edmonds!

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A charming waterfront town and Washington State's first certified Creative District, Edmonds is celebrated as an arts community and offers a vibrant waterfront, sandy beaches, stunning views, and a full calendar of exciting events. Fanning out from the central fountain, the walkable downtown boasts art galleries and day spas, as well as shops and boutiques offering clothing, garden supplies, house wares, jewelry, books and travel accessories, specialty wine and food stuffs. Restaurants, cafes and bistros, offer a delicious dining experience and beachfront eateries with outdoor tables provide scenic views of Puget Sound, the Olympic Mountains, and magnificent sunsets. Shopping and dining opportunities are also found along Highway 99, punctuated by the multiethnic "International District," and the neighborhood commercial districts of Westgate, Five Corners, Firdale Village, and Perrinville.

The City of Edmonds is an 8.9-square mile urban community with 40,727 people. The third largest city in Snohomish County, Edmonds has many characteristics: a growing economic base, diverse marketplace, excellent school system, and outstanding quality of life that make it an excellent location to locate, start or grow a business.

The City of Edmonds is committed to supporting and retaining our business community and enhancing economic development. The Department of Community Services and Economic Development staff are available to assist you with your business-related questions and direct you to Community and Business Resources to support your business. Please contact Community Services/Economic Development staff: Megan Luttrell at [email protected] or 425-775-7724. We look forward to working with you.

The material in this site is intended for general information purposes only. While it is current at the time of posting, changes to the City of Edmonds Municipal Code (EMC) or state law may invalidate some of this information. In the event of a conflict between this guide and the EMC, the EMC prevails. For clarification of your individual circumstances, consult the City of Edmonds Municipal Code.

Economic development Contacts 

Megan Luttrell, Program Coordinator
[email protected]

Edmonds Business Hotline

The City of Edmonds Business Hotline provides direct, hands-on assistance and response to business owners, investors, applicants for commercial permits, et al, as they encounter difficulties they believe City Hall can help with or can provide appropriate referrals. Call 425-275-4823.

For business license information please call 425-775-2525.