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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 enter new markets, find new partners, make informed investments in the state, expand strategically, streamline legislation, identify new funding sources and hire and train more workers.

Administration

Reception Desk: (206) 256-6100

Chris Green, Assistant Director – (206) 256-6146
Keith Swenson, Deputy Assistant Director – (206) 256-6102
Rick Anderson, Policy Analyst – (360) 522-6483
Josh Woodson, Legislative Coordinator – (360) 628-9756
Karen McArthur, Senior Budget Manager – (360) 725-4027
Jaclyn Perez, Budget Manager – (360) 725-2847
Kathleen Carney-Taylor, Budget Analyst – (360) 725-4023
Mary Ferguson, Operations Manager: Seattle – (206) 256-6130
Korrina Zambrzuski
, Administrative Assistant – (206) 256-6134
Russ Campbell, Administrative Assistant – (206) 256-6109

Sector Leads

Carolyn Busch, Workforce Innovation Director & Industry Sector Program Coordinator – (206) 256-6140
Alison BeasonDirector of Economic Development, Life Science Sector – (206) 256-6110
Stephanie Bowman, Director of Economic Development, Maritime – (206) 256-6104
Robert Duff, Sustainable Business Development Director – (360) 764-6511
Shannon Halberstadt, Creative Economy Sector Lead – (206) 256-6163
Sarah Lee, Director of Economic Development, Advanced Manufacturing – (206) 898-2025
Open, Director of Economic Development, Information & Communication Technology
Robin Toth
, Director of Economic Development, Aerospace Sector – (206) 256-6103
Brian Young, Director of Economic Development, Clean Technology Sector – (206) 256-6129
Stephanie Scott, Innovation Cluster Accelerator Program Director – (206) 485-5961

Business Development

Radi Simeonova, Managing Director – (206) 256-6114
Harry Birak, Business Development Manager – (206) 256-6121
Kirk Esmond, Sustainable Business Development Manager – (206) 256-6142
James Mumford, Program Manager – (206) 256-6105
Daniel Tappana, Aerospace Business Development Manager – (206) 256-6116

Small Business Training & Education, State Marketing and Tourism

Robb Zerr, Senior Managing Director – (206) 256-6111
Linda Alongi, Education & Training Program Manager – (360) 725-4031
Diana Cazac, Small Business Program Manager – (206) 256-6148
Ellie Chambers
, Small Business Program Manager – (360) 584-3486
Alexander Harper, Brand & Creative Manager – (360) 970-1073
Susan HerrSmall Business Program Manager, Eastern Washington – (509) 220-6048
Open, Design & Production Manager
Lynn Longan, Manager, Rural & Small Business Team – (360) 490-1950
Molly Jay, Web & Content Manager – (206) 256-6138

Small Business Finance & Community Support

Linda Womack, Managing Director – (206) 256-6151
Lynn Fetch
, Small Business Grants Program Manager – (360) 725-2810

Small Business Export Assistance

Isabelle DeWulf, Managing Director – (206) 256-6143
Callum Cleary, STEP Voucher Program Manager – (206) 256-6145
Amandine CrabtreeAerospace International Trade Specialist – (206) 256-6137
Karl Dahlgren, Life Science/Global Health Trade Specialist – (206) 256-6132
Tammy Deets, Clean Technology, Advanced Manufacturing & Maritime Manager – (206) 256-6154
Nicole Gunkle, Special Projects Manager – (206) 256-6131

Julie Monahan, Information & Communication Technology – (206) 256-6147

Contracts & Procurement

Brenda Pearson, Contract, Grants & Procurement Specialist – (360) 628-9756
Lauren Annette Boyen, Contracts Coordinator – (206) 256-6144
Diana Divens, Contracts Coordinator – (360) 725-4187
Alison Mitchell, Program Development and Project Manager – (564) 669-1417

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We are located in the:
Westin Building Exchange
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@choosewashington.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