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The Seattle office of the Washington State Department of Commerce makes it easy to do business in Washington, creating jobs and economic prosperity statewide. The Office of Economic Development & Competitiveness (OEDC) team offers real-world business experience and their results-oriented approach is focused on your business needs. 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, identify and advocate legislative changes, find new funding sources and hire and train more workers. The OEDC includes: 1) Sector Leads, 2) Business Development, 3) Export Assistance 4) Startup365 Washington, 5) Marketing Services and 6) Operations.

Administration

Chris Green, Assistant Director – (206) 256-6146
Mary Ferguson, Operations Manager: Seattle – (206) 256-6130
Russ Campbell, Receptionist-Seattle – (206) 256-6100

Sector Leads

Joshua Berger, Director of Economic Development for the Maritime Sector – (206) 256-6104
Brian Hatfield, Director of Economic Development for the Forest Products Sector – (360) 819-2936
Kristiné Reeves, Director, Military & Defense Sector – (206) 256-6105
John Thornquist, Director, Office of Aerospace – (206) 256-6103
Dr. Joseph Williams, Director of Economic Development for the ICT Sector – (206) 256-6118
Brian Young, Director of Economic Development for the Clean Technology Sector – (206) 256-6129

Business Development

Allison Clark, Managing Director of Business Development – (206) 256-6124
Aline Allonas, Research Program Manager – (206) 256-6145
Radi Simeonova, Business Development Manager – (206) 256-6114
Evan Wendlandt, Business Development Manager – (206) 256-6142
Jaclyn Woodson, Program Manager – (360) 725-4049

Export Assistance

Mark Calhoon, Senior Managing Director – (206) 256-6137
Julie Bennion, Life Science/Global Health – (206) 256-6132
Andrew Crowder, Clean Technology – (206) 256-6140
Isabelle DeWulf, Aerospace – (206) 256-6143
Robert Fiddick, Information & Communication Technology – (206) 256-6141
Robert Hamilton, Governor’s Advisor for Trade Policy – (206) 256-6122
Adam Kephart, STEP Grant – (206) 256-6131
Michele Ko, MDCP Grant – (206) 256-6102
Julie Monahan, Special Projects – (206) 256-6147

Startup Washington

Anne Nelson, Program Manager – (206) 256-6155

Marketing Services

Robb Zerr, Managing Director, Marketing Services- (206) 256-6111
Alexander Harper, Branding & Creative Manager – (360) 970-1073
Gretchen Schlomann, Special Projects Manager – (206) 256-6138

Operations

Karen McArthur, Finance & Grants Manager: Olympia – (360) 725-4027
Linda Alongi, Education & Training Program Manager – (360) 725-4031
Kathy Carlson, Contracts Coordinator – (360) 725-4187
Kathleen Carney, Budget Analyst – (360) 725-4023

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

Seattle Office - OEDC

OEDC Offices
2001 Sixth Ave., Suite 2600
Seattle, WA  98121

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Contact Information

Phone: 206.256.6100
Fax: 206.256.6158
eMail: moreinfo@choosewashingtonstate.com

Location

Downtown Seattle Office
2001 6th Ave. Suite 2600
Seattle, WA  98121

Olympia Office
1011 Plum Street SE
Olympia, WA 98504-2525

Hours

Mon–Fri: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sat: Closed
Sun: Closed