enterpriseSeattle, formerly known as the Economic Development Council for Seattle and King County, today announced that the organization has established offices in Bellevue and the City of Federal Way while maintaining their current offices in downtown Seattle. The new locations will allow the organization to expand its resources and services throughout the County. enterpriseSeattle has been utilizing office space in the City of Federal Way for several months in conjunction with the Cascadia MedTech Accelerator. The new Eastside location will be housed and hosted by the Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties (MBA) in their City of Bellevue offices.
enterpriseSeattle provides one-on-one, confidential consulting services, free-of-charge, to individual businesses seeking to establish, expand, or relocate to King County and its 39 cities. The organization currently targets the aerospace, IT, life science, and clean technology industry sectors with an additional focus on foreign direct investment.
“These new offices underscore the important work that we’re doing throughout the County and insures that our team of economic development professionals is embedded across the community,” said Jeff Marcell, President and CEO of enterpriseSeattle. “Our group has logged a lot of miles traveling the County. This new strategy of dividing our time among the three locations allows us to be more efficient with our resources and build even more collaboration throughout the region.”
“The MBA has been a long-standing supporter of enterpriseSeattle and its efforts to build a stronger, more vibrant regional economy,” said Sam Anderson, CEO of the Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties and two term enterpriseSeattle Chair. “Their work is good for our members, good for our area businesses and good for our communities. We are very pleased to host their offices on the Eastside and facilitate the great service they provide.”
“We have a wonderful partnership with enterpriseSeattle in the Cascadia MedTech Accelerator,” said Jack Dovey, City of Federal Way Councilmember. “They have done a tremendous amount for South King County, and having part of their team here on a regular basis has been exceptional for Federal Way and the South King County region.”
Founded in 1971, enterpriseSeattle, formerly known as the Economic Development Council of Seattle and King County, is an economic development partnership charged with the mission of building a competitive, world-class economy in King County and its 39 cities. Funded through a combination of private and public investment, the organization provides one-on-one, confidential consulting services, free-of-charge, to businesses seeking to establish, expand, or relocate to the area. For more information, visit www.enterpriseSeattle.org.
Editor’s Note: If enterpriseSeattle is really intent on serving the entire region (including Bellevue and the Eastside of Lake Washington) – shouldn’t their name reflect it? Do you think it is possible for this group to serve the interests of Seattle and the communities on the Eastside of the lake?