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Business Retention and Expansion Services

Existing businesses are the lifeblood of a local economy

Our Director of Business Retention and Expansion, Ashton Allison, works with King County and its 39 jurisdictions to assess opportunities for business growth, develop and implement initiatives for business retention, and connect existing businesses with the resources and assets they need to expand.

As the designated associate development organization (ADO) for King County, the Seattle Metro Chamber works with existing businesses at all phases to help them stay here and expand. Our Business Retention and Expansion (BRE) program is a free service that works directly with businesses in a variety of ways. We:

  • Offer one-on-one consultation with business owners, operators, and managers to assess most urgent needs that will aid in success and growth
  • Serve as information center and resource navigator to answer questions about benefits, exemptions and programs offered in your business’s jurisdiction
  • Connect your business with other businesses in the area, small and large, to draw beneficial financial and resource-based partnerships

Does my business qualify for help from the Chamber? The short answer is yes.

Chamber membership is not a requirement to qualify for BRE services. The Chamber is committed to providing these services based on an accurate understanding of the local business community, strong local partnerships, and open communication with stakeholders. 

We are willing to work with all businesses located in King County dependent on staff capacity. Email or call Ashton Allison at (206) 389-7202 for more information and to set up a meeting.

Learn more about Ashton and the business retention and expansion program here.

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