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The Business Services Division (BSD) makes it easy to do business in Washington, creating jobs and economic prosperity statewide. We offer a seasoned team of professionals with real-world business experience whose results-oriented approach is focused entirely on the success of companies doing business in and with Washington State. We provide businesses and investors with adaptive and customized programs and services that meet their specific needs so they can increase sales, enter new markets, find new partners, make substantial investments in the state, expand strategically, find new funding sources and hire and train more workers.

Our services are divided into four core areas: 1) Business Development, 2) International Trade 3) Startup365 Washington and 4) Marketing Services:

Business Services Division

Business Development Team

International Trade Team

Startup 365 Washington

Marketing Services Team

Operations Team

Office of Economic Development & Competitiveness

Sector Leads

  • Alex Pietsch, Director of the Office of Aerospace and State Sector Based Economic Development - (206) 256-6103
  • Maura Little, Director of Economic Development for the Life Sciences Sector - (206) 256-6107
  • Kristiné Reeves, Director, Military & Defense Sector -(206) 256-6105
  • Steve Sewell, Director of Economic Development for the Maritime Sector - (206) 256-6104
  • Brian Young, Director of Economic Development for the Clean Technology Sector - (206) 256-6129

For general business inquiries, call (206) 256-6100 or email

We are located in the Westin Tower, 2001 6th Ave, Suite #2600, Seattle, WA 98121.

Office Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday