Unincorporated King County Economic Alliance
The Unincorporated King County Alliance is a network of economic development professionals and community partners collaborating to support the region’s business resiliency. The Greater Federal Way Chamber is one of 63 organizations working to create connection to resources for sustainable economic growth in our communities.
The Alliance is for any small business entity under 15 employees or individual interested in seeing the economic and business activities in King County’s unincorporated areas thrive. Specific resources and technical expertise are geared toward disproportionately impacted businesses or individuals living or doing business in unincorporated areas.
To see if your business is located in the unincorporated King County footprint, click HERE
King County Local Services: Your Un-City Hall
If you live or do business in King County and outside city limits, King County Local Services is your local government. The county maintains county roads and bridges, issues permits, manages land use planning, and provides many other services to unincorporated areas which are grouped into seven Community Service Areas.
Community Service Areas offer expanded ways for King County to engage with businesses and residents who live outside city boundaries. The Greater Federal Way region is in the West King County areas which includes urban unincorporated areas of King County, including East Federal Way, North Highline, West Hill, Fairwood, and East Renton. These communities represent potential annexation areas to neighboring cities.
Watch King County Council Meetings
You can watch King County Council meetings via livestream on the Council's website or on KCTV channel 22. The Council takes general public comment on the 4th Tuesday of every month. Learn more about testifying before King County Council HERE
Regional Footprint: East Federal Way and Unincorporated King
Greater Federal Way means we have a regional footprint that includes unincorporated King County as well as East Federal Way. In addition to small business assistance offered by King County Local Services, the Federal Way Chamber provides economic development data and programming for businesses in our regional footprint. The Chamber's online Calendar includes programming for members and non-members alike!
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-June and are offered in English and Spanish. The series is open to any business in the area 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 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.
The webinars will feature program experts and include dedicated Q&A time for the participants.