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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. Our Business Services Division 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, find new funding sources and hire and train more workers. Our services are divided into four core areas: 1) Business Development, 2) Export Assistance 3) Startup365 Washington, and 4) Key Sectors.

Business Services Division - Department of Commerce

Business Development Team

International Trade Team

Startup 365 Washington

Marketing Services Team

Operations Team

Office of Economic Development & Competitiveness

Sector Leads

  • Maura Little, Director of Economic Development for the Life Sciences Sector - (206) 256-6107
  • Kristin√© 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