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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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2019 Economic Snapshot

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WA Chamber Leader Selected for Inclusive Economic Growth Fellowship

By Rebecca Martin | July 29, 2021

Federal Way Chamber CEO Rebecca Martin, CCE, has been selected by the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE) to study economic recovery and resilience strategies with 21 other chambers of commerce professionals from communities throughout the United States. The Fellowship for Inclusive Economic Growth is an immersive executive development program that provides chamber of…

Working Washington Small Business Grants

By Rebecca Martin | December 3, 2020

    The portal for the Working Washington Grant 3 is live as of December 2, 2020.  Our friends at SBDC at Highline College are working with Department of Commerce and shared a few items to note.     Washington SBDC is assisting Department of Commerce field calls and respond to emails regarding grant questions…

Chamber Launches Recovery Dashboard

By Rebecca Martin | November 11, 2020

At the Chamber, we like to make data-driven decisions when it comes to developing strategies for economic opportunity in the greater Federal Way area of the South Puget Sound. And one of the sharpest economic tools for business growth at the FedWay Chamber is data. For the past few years, we’ve been working on various…

Chamber Programming Postponed

By Rebecca Martin | March 6, 2020

Our businesses are experiencing a range of challenges associated with COVID-19, from employee bandwidth to time constraints – all within our rapidly changing health environment. To help clear schedules and support your focus on your business, the Chamber is…

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