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Grow and Diversify

As a Chamber of Commerce, business development is a high priority as we work together to grow and diversify our economic base in the greater Federal Way area.

Enhancing the economic vitality of life in the south Puget Sound region takes partnership. It needs resources. By connecting you to business leaders, the workforce, and other resources, the Chamber creates a stronger, more dynamic climate that can make a difference in the success of your company. Throughout the year, the Chamber offers seminars, workshops and other programing to support skill development in your business.

The Small Business Development Center at Highline College specializes in providing business and training services to entrepreneurs and existing businesses in order to be successful in today's economy. The SBDC provides free business mentoring and holds office hours at the Greater Federal Way Chamber.  Schedule at appointment at  206.592.4151, or through email.

Businesses need to register with the State of Washington and complete a business license application. The City of Federal Way regulates all businesses that operate within the city limits. The City staff at the Permitting Center work in collaboration with South King Fire & Rescue and the Lakehaven Water & Sewer District on business permitting, code review and inspection.

Employer Resource Series, New in 2022

The Chamber will offer an Employer Resource series for businesses in the greater Federal Way area in partnership with Employment Security Department/SharedWork program.  Four virtual webinars are scheduled in 2022 and open to any business in the area at no cost.

The Employment Resource series is designed to inform and educate employers and business owners of SharedWork and other programs that support business. The webinars will feature program experts and include dedicated Q&A time for the participants.

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