Get Hands-On Support Opening a Business in Burien

26 Jan 2023


“I work one-on-one with business owners, helping them to get a business license, find a retail or office space, and make the most of their business opportunities once here,” said Lorraine Chachere, Economic Development Specialist for the City of Burien. “Burien is such a supportive community and we want to make sure every entrepreneur has a positive experience.” 

That desire to help is one of the things that sets Burien apart. You belong here if you are an entrepreneur or small business owner who wants to feel connected to the community, and wants to be valued and appreciated. “In Burien, we see every small business as an important part of our community. Residents are loyal and make a point to shop and eat at local businesses. Plus, the business community itself is highly connected and supportive of one another,” said Chachere. 

We Will Help You Start or Grow a Business in Burien

As the city’s Economic Development Specialist, Chachere can answer questions, make suggestions and guide you through the process of opening a business in Burien. Council is open to listening if something needs to be addressed to make it possible for a business to move in. The Chamber is also incredibly active and supportive, and the Business and Economic Development Partnership (BEDP) city commission offers business owners the opportunity to have their voices heard on a regular basis. “In Burien, you can count on receiving support for your business,” said Chachere. “I encourage you to contact me if you are considering opening a location anywhere in the Pacific Northwest so Burien can become a potential location. Once you visit, it will be easy to see that you belong here.”