Help for Burien Businesses

ice cream shopBeing responsive to the needs of our business community is the most critical economic development function we serve. From the more than 250 businesses we visit annually, to our rapid business response times, to our walk-up Counter Engagement Program at Burien City Hall, our economic development team makes Burien businesses our priority. Read business success stories here.

Proactive Support for Our Business Community

When a business calls, we answer. Our goal is to respond to business inquiries within a day, if not immediately. In Burien, you aren’t just a business identification number; you are a valued member of our community.

“You don’t get this type of service in a larger city.” “We had such a great experience with the city we looked for a second investment opportunity.” These are the refrains we hear when visiting businesses through our Business Retention and Expansion (BRE) program. Throughout the year, economic development staff visits business owners to learn how the City can help them to succeed. Our goal is to be responsive to emerging issues, address any opportunities and/or impediments, and build strong, lasting relationships with our business community. Contact us to see how we can help your business.


Your Voice Will Be Heard in Burien

If you are a business owner looking to get involved in the city, we encourage you to attend a Burien Business and Economic Development Partnership (BEDP) meeting. This group of business leaders provides guidance and direction to the City Council on Burien's future economic development and acts as a voice for Burien’s business community.

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“Burien is on the cusp of economic development and redevelopment. As a suburban community with close proximity to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, and between Tacoma and Seattle, there are exciting opportunities to grow businesses here."

— Andrea Reay, former CEO of Seattle-Southside Chamber