Economic Development

Supporting Business Growth in the South Puget Sound

As a Chamber of Commerce, economic development is our highest priority, as we look to grow and diversify our business base.

Strategically vital to international trade and commerce in our state, Federal Way is the 5th largest city in King County and 11th largest in the State.   The Chamber’s regional scope also includes Pierce County, the State’s second largest labor market behind King County.

It’s no secret that location is a key factor to business success. Our strategic position between two working ports in the business-centric cities of Seattle and Tacoma, Federal Way businesses have logistical access that keeps them connected to customers across the state, the county and even the globe.

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Dash Point State Park

An Economic Ecosystem

By Rebecca Martin | April 2, 2019

Membership Matters. Much as I wish it did, the Chamber does not have the magic power of finding consumers for your business clients or gathering clients for your company.Instead, we must recognize that the Chamber is much the same as a natural ecosystem—one that is interrelated and interdependent on a…

There is No They

By Rebecca Martin | March 20, 2019

Across the country, Chambers of Commerce are community-minded business organizations and so it is in the greater Federal Way area. As we look to support the economic base in our region, I am struck by a simple, yet elegant truth in our program of work. There is no such thing as “They.” There is only “We.”Have you ever been at your desk, developing brave, innovative ideas that…

Eagle gliding across the water

Leadership of Eagles

By Rebecca Martin | January 10, 2019

I spend a lot of time thinking about our Chamber and its connection to business leaders and the economic prosperity of our region. Yes, in the office, but also in those odd moments when your mind is less cluttered with pressing daily details.With a warm cup of coffee, I wandered one morning to sit by the water at Dashpoint Park and…

Chamber Members Networking

Name of This Game is Business

By Rebecca Martin | August 21, 2018

At the State of the Chamber luncheon we introduced an enhanced and strategic program of work—all of which supports the economic vitality of our membership.For the Chamber, economic opportunities are created when we leverage the talent and resources of our businesses in order to enhance economic growth and to…

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