Kirkland's strong local economy is characterized by a healthy mix of small business, corporate headquarters, light industrial and manufacturing, and a growing base of high-tech and home-based businesses. Located in the midst of the booming Eastside economic market, many of Kirkland's businesses indicated expansion plans in the near future. A competitive business climate and high quality of life make Kirkland a desirable location for both local and world-class enterprises.
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Why Choose Kirkland?
Just like our residents, business owners and employees alike are attracted to Kirkland to live, work and play because of its high quality of life and amenities. Its waterfront location and natural beauty, cultural and recreational abundance, and small town feel accompanied by big city offerings make Kirkland an enviable address for business and pleasure. Take a look at “Growing Cooler and Cooler… Kirkland, Washington” (PDF-1.2 MB) for more information about locating a business here.
Competitiveness Assessment: Cost of Doing Business in Kirkland (PDF-426 kb)
Don’t just read about us, come for a real or virtual visit! Let us help you find your business home right here in one of Kirkland’s several commercial districts. Whether you locate in Downtown, Carillon Point, Totem Lake or anyplace in between, you’ll be among some of the most innovative and creative entrepreneurs in all of the Puget Sound region. We invite you to come launch the next big idea right here in Kirkland!
The City's Tourism Marketing Plan and tourism website, ExploreKirkland.com, are two economic development tools to encourage visitors to extend their stay, to frequent Kirkland's great shops, restaurants, galleries and culture arts venues.
We know that none of this is possible without a healthy and diverse local economy. Keeping Kirkland a competitive and good place to do business is a top priority for the City of Kirkland. The new Kirkland Economic Partnership brings private, public and residential interests together to remove barriers to economic success and lay a strong foundation for business growth.