Economic Development in Kirkland
Kirkland is acknowledged to be one of the most livable cities in the Puget Sound region. Its picturesque waterfront setting on Lake Washington and central location immediate to Seattle, Redmond and Bellevue, make it a desirable community for living and for working. In 2014, Money Magazine ranked Kirkland as number five in its Best Places to Live in America issue, and in 2020 Kirkland was ranked as one of the best small cities in America, based on a study by WalletHub.
Kirkland City government supports a strong, diverse economy with quality services and infrastructure. Prudent financial management has earned the City Standard & Poor’s AAA credit rating year after year. The future needs of businesses are anticipated and addressed through research and careful planning, and technical assistance is provided to help businesses thrive.