Renton: The Center of Opportunity

Renton has tremendous development and business opportunities in an ideal central location with a pro-business climate. The City is thriving in the high-tech, Puget Sound region with businesses that are relocating and expanding, major new housing projects, and great established and new neighborhoods that are being revitalized or created.


To learn more about business opportunities or how your business could thrive in the City of Renton, take a look at these resources for more information:


Thinking about starting a business? Check out these resources designed to help small businesses:

  • STARTUP425 – Expands entrepreneurship opportunities across Eastside communities by providing access to tools that experienced workers, students, and entrepreneurs need to go from idea to working business
  • Washington Small Business Development Center – Helps address the needs of small businesses, and offers free counseling for businesses looking for new ways to grow
  • Renton Chamber of Commerce – Improves business and economic conditions, and offers members leadership development, networking opportunities, advocacy, and resources to promote business prosperity
  • Small Business Administration – Provides a plethora of resources on starting a business, growing an established business, applying to a loan program, discovering research grants, and more

(View the full list here)


How Can the Renton Downtown Partnership Help You?

New Business Welcome Packet: Welcome to Renton! This packet contains general information about the area and services provided. It also includes contact information for various organizations associated with small business and economic development.

Signage: Need help with new or replacement business signage? Check out our informational flyer!

Promotion: Have an upcoming event or special you would like to promote? We would love to spread the word through our social media and email newsletters! Reach out to us at [email protected] or submit your event for listing here.

IGNITE! Meetings: Our Economic Vitality Committee holds IGNITE! meetings about every other month that features guest speakers on topics related to small businesses.

Online Business Profiles: Get help claiming and editing your Google or Yelp business profile. Email Sue Bollinger, Economic Vitality Committee Chair.

Get the Look Guide: Read our guide on how to create a safe, welcoming space that will attract customers and boost sales!