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Business Assistance Organizations

Whether your goal is to start, grow, or relocate your business, our City of Auburn Office of Economic Development is available to help you. In addition to the services offered by our Economic Development Team we also have a variety of partner organizations available to help our new or existing businesses including:

City of Auburn, Office of Economic Development

The Office of Economic Development has a variety of resources for business development, expansion and recruitment. Whether you are considering starting your small business and in need of a Small Business Checklist (PDF) or finding a site for your new business with our Property Locator we have tools to assist you, including a variety of regularly scheduled Business Assistance Training and Education Programming available which can be found on our home page Upcoming Events and Video Library. If we can’t help you personally, we’ve developed a wide list of partners to aid you to success.

Green River College Small Business Assistance Center

Located in downtown Auburn, Green River College’s Small Business Assistance Center provides technical assistance to small businesses in South King County.  The SBDC offers assessment, referral services and business counseling at no charge.  Workshops and classes are also available at a low cost to participants.  Lending options are available for clients needing capital.

Small Business Administration (SBA)

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is an independent agency of the federal government created to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns, to preserve free competitive enterprise and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our nation. The SBA helps Americans start, build and grow businesses.

SCORE

SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals through education and mentorship. Supported by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), and thanks to our network of 13,000+ volunteers, we are able to deliver our services at no charge or at very low cost.

Auburn Area Chamber of Commerce

The mission of the Auburn Area Chamber of Commerce is to "represent businesses united to promote a strong economy and a vibrant community".

The Auburn Area Chamber of Commerce thinks globally advocating at the local, state and federal levels for quality growth.

The Chamber is centered on:

  • Connecting for success
  • Attracting new business and industry
  • Enhancing local and regional economic development
  • Creation of new well-paying jobs
  • Quality education to promote a higher standard of living for our citizens

The Chamber strengthens member businesses through numerous programs, events and the multiple services it sponsors.

The Auburn Downtown Association

With historic buildings, unique businesses, old trees, and public art, entertainment, and culinary delights, our downtown is a destination experience in any community lucky enough to have a Main Street business community surrounded by other unique businesses would envy! Enjoy the sense of community in Auburn's Historic Downtown.

Enterprise Seattle

Founded in 1971, Enterprise Seattle is a public-private economic development partnership encompassing King County and its 39 cities. The organization provides one-on-one, confidential consulting services, free-of-charge, to individual businesses seeking to establish, expand or relocate to Seattle and King County.

State Department of Commerce

The State of Washington Department of Commerce creates a fertile world class investment environment for innovation as a means of achieving long-term global competitiveness, prosperity and economic opportunity for the state’s citizens.

Impact Washington Manufacturers

Impact Washington (formerly Washington Manufacturing Services) is a not-for-profit organization with a singular goal: to help make Washington manufacturers more competitive. Through their affiliation with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Manufacturing Extension Partnership, Impact Washington has the ability to link manufacturers with both local expertise and hard-to-access national resources.