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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.

2024 Employer Resource Series: FREE Webinars

The Chamber will offer an Employer Resource series for businesses in the greater Federal Way area in partnership with Employment Security Department/SharedWork program.  The 2024 webinars will run March through June and are offered in English and Spanish. The series is open to any business at no cost. Registration opens in February.

“We’re happy to have been the first Chamber to launch the full series in two languages when we launched the program in 2023,” said Chamber CEO Rebecca Martin, CCE. “Our Economic Equity Assessment data shows the strength of the Latinex community as our third largest business sector and we’re fortunate to have a great partner in SharedWork to support programming for all businesses in our regional footprint.”

The Greater Federal Way Chamber of Commerce and the SharedWork Program present this important webinar series for business owners. The webinar series provides an overview of different programs and highlights requirements and resources, and the most up-to-date information for businesses. This valuable information will help companies make informed decisions to better manage their business and thrive during the ebb and flow of economic cycles.

La Cámara de Comercio de Greater Federal Way y el Programa SharedWork presentan esta importante serie de seminarios web para dueños de negocios. La serie de seminarios web brinda información general sobre diferente programas y destaca los requisitos y recursos, y la información más actualizada para las empresas. Esta valiosa información ayudará a las empresas a tomar decisiones informadas para mejorar la administración de su negocio y prosperar durante el flujo y reflujo de los ciclos económicos.

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