A Special Place Where People Care

Find out why Costco's corporate headquarters, Microsoft, Siemens, GE-Healthcare and thousands of entrepreneurs chose Issaquah. Issaquah is home to highly-educated talent, business services to meet your needs and a hub for innovative retail and start-up companies.

vibrant-historic-downtown-issaquah.jpgIssaquah’s focus on smart growth and sustainability has resulted in a 187% population growth while maintaining open space, community character and award winning schools. This growth is due, in part, to the City’s work with property owners and developers to create certainty in the development process. (Image to the right: Vibrant Historic Downtown Issaquah)

The WA State Department of Commerce recently designated Issaquah as the Sports Medicine Innovation Partnership Zone. The focus on business and research innovation will result in job creation and a holistic system of high-quality care for patients of all ages and abilities.

“When it comes to location, Issaquah has the best of both worlds. We’re close to prime regional destinations, such as Seattle, SeaTac and the Port. Meanwhile, we are surrounded by a gorgeous setting that features the Issaquah Alps and Lake Sammamish.” - Mayor Fred Butler

issaquah-concerts-on-the-green-bring-together-all-ages.jpgIssaquah’s business friendly community coupled with cultural and outdoor amenities offer an outstanding work-life balance. Where else can you access over 2,000 acres of park and 200 miles of trails minutes from your office? (Image to the left: Issaquah concerts on the green bring together all ages)


"Issaquah provides an unparalleled environment for work-life balance.  As a business owner, Issaquah provides everything required to run a globally successful company within a few minute walk or drive.  As a family, we are continually impressed by the school district and community activities. Issaquah provides an environment unlike any other to start a business, be a part of a community, and relax with friends and family." - Matthew Griffin, co-owner, Combat Flip Flops, successfully funded business featured on "Shark Tank"

Find out more about the Issaquah community:
By the Numbers
Doing Business
Sound Investments

issaquah-renamed-itself-12ssaquah-to-celebrate-the-seahawks.jpgIssaquah renamed itself 12ssaquah to celebrate the Seahawks

Did you know:

  • development opportunities exist on over 200 acres of shovel-ready land with entitlements through development agreements?new-construction-balanced-with-outdoor-amenities.jpg
  • nearly $5 billion of investments were made in the past 5 years?
  • you can access 40% of state population within 40 miles?
  • 1,100 acres of commercial property were rezoned to increase development opportunities?
  • Issaquah was named Best Burb by Sunset Magazine?
  • the City’s bond rating by Standard & Poor’s is AAA, one of the few cities in Washington state with that rating?

Reach out to City staff that is solution-focused to provide location assistance, timely and efficient permit process and connections to resources for your business success.

We invite you to become part of Issaquah’s growing future!

Tim Dutter
Economic Development Manager

Major Employers

Issaquah Demographics

Total Population

Total Population

(Source: Office of Financial Management, April 2016)

Median Household income

Median Household Income

(Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2010-2014 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates)

Single Family Households

Single Family Households

(Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2008-2012 American Community Survey)

Multi Family Households

Multi Family Households

(Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2008-2012 American Community Survey)

For More Information

Jen Davis Hayes
Economic Development Manager
1775 12th Avenue NW
Issaquah, WA 98027