Economic Development

Everett is an important part of the evolving Central Puget Sound metropolitan area and an important urban concentration on its own.  Everett has several advantages for businesses such as an excellent transportation system, an international seaport, tremendous quality of life resources and an attractive business climate.

We have a large inventory of industrial land area to provide space for new industry as well as a large supply of underdeveloped land zoned for higher density commercial, residential or mixed use which provides opportunity for businesses to establish, relocate and grow.  

Everett is committed to helping companies take root and thrive in our urban center. Our Economic Development Department is a valuable resource to your enterprise.

The Economic Development Department can assist in:

  • Location and relocation assistance
  • Real estate market evaluation
  • Critical infrastructure consultation
  • Facilitation of project permitting
  • Important utility information

News and Announcements

Everett was the 9th fastest-growing city in the state last year

The City of Everett's population grew by 2,500 last year, according to recent state estimates.

Alaska Airlines to serve Paine Field in Everett in 2018

Alaska Airlines plans to fly passengers out of Paine Field starting next year. 
Seniors happy they stopped in Everett
Everett is filled with sites and surrounded by beautiful scenery in all directions.


Courtyard hotel now open in Everett

Courtyard by Marriott is now open for business in Everett.  Featuring an innovative lobby space as well as Courtyard's latest contemporary room design, the new hotel provides flexibility and choices that allow guests to optimize and elevate their travel experience.


Homes being built in massive Riverfront development in Everett

Drive east on 41st Street toward the Snohomish River and you'll see the city's newest neighborhood taking shape. Construction crews are building 30 homes in Overlook at Riverfront, the first of two new developments along the river that will add 425 homes to the city.
NW Innovation Resource Center
The NW Innovation Resource Center assists entrepreneurs and inventors create the strategies they need to evaluate their ideas and obtain the resources they need to bring the ideas to life.  They work with the City of Everett and EASC to identify resources in the business community that will aid the entrepreneur along the path from idea to reality.  Their Enterprise Program assists the entrepreneur from innovative idea to startup business.  The BuildIt Program helps inventors develop their product and get it to the market. 

Great small cities for millenials (or anyone seeking affordable urban spaces) 

Get Rich Slowly researched several datasets to determine which cities could be deemed the best small cities for millennials.

 Fed up with Seattle?  Here are 9 other cities you'll love

ortunately for those of us who are hooked on the culture, climate or politics of the Pacific Northwest, we have choices. They are found at all points of the compass. Most are within an hour of the big city, which means you can still enjoy the greater variety of the center. But they are less fraught with housing costs, less frenzied, and perhaps even more friendly.