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Grow Your Business

The Office of Economic Development has a variety of resources for business development, expansion, and recruitment.  Business assistance training and education programming can be found on and a list of past events that have been taped are available in the video library

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 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, public art, entertainment, and culinary delights, our downtown is a destination experience Enjoy the sense of community in Auburn's Historic Downtown.

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 and economic opportunity.

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.