Small Business Support Services
OneRedmond provides no cost services to help Redmond’s business community rebuild back from the pandemic and gain resiliency through the new initiative, OneEastside SPARK: Center for Business Resilience and Innovation. Services include webinars, and one-on-one advising. The programs are funded by a grant to OneRedmond from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration. Learn more and access services by visiting oneeastside.org/spark.
We also host in-person networking events including our monthly Morning Mingle with OneRedmond, Spotlight Sip and Social and Hard Hat Happy Hour events where business owners can connect to each other and community leaders. Visit our events page to see upcoming events and register.
Free-Of-Charge Advisory Services
Business Walk Program
OneRedmond’s Business Walk Program conducts door-to-door outreach with personal protective equipment in hand for small businesses to learn of their needs and to help give them one-on-one assistance.
Locate Your Business In Redmond
Redmond is a great place to do business. Large businesses are attracted to Redmond’s well-educated, technically advanced, and culturally diverse work force. Small businesses thrive with the support of market opportunities presented by major employers, the purchasing power of an affluent workforce, and the region’s growing culture of innovation. Whether you run a family business or a multi-national corporation, you will find a friendly city with nurturing public policies committed to supporting growth through investment in quality transportation, civic infrastructure, education, and world-class customer service.
Incentives and Taxes
The City of Redmond and the State of Washington offer a variety of tax advantages to businesses, including no personal or corporate income tax, and deferrals and credits for specific high growth industries. Contact OneRedmond to discuss how your business can best take advantage of the tax incentives available in our region.
Talent & Workforce
Redmond has the talent to drive your business. Employees in Redmond and throughout the Innovation Triangle are some of the highest educated in the United States, with over 62% having attained a bachelor’s degree or higher.
Link Light Rail is being extended to Redmond. Once completed in 2023, it will provide a 30-minute transit time to downtown Seattle and 14-minute trip to Bellevue. Today, Redmond businesses and residents benefit from an integrated transportation system that includes over 54 miles of bike and pedestrian trails and standard and express bus connections to employment centers including Bellevue, Kirkland and Seattle. Click here to learn more about the East Link Extension Project in Redmond.
Redmond Eastlink Extension Business Support
OneRedmond provides customized no-cost site selection services for companies seeking to locate or expand in Redmond and the Eastside. We are knowledgeable of the regional inventory of office and flex buildings and are well-networked with regional property owners and developers. Contact us for more details.
OneRedmond is a structured public/private partnership of the local and regional businesses community, and the City of Redmond. As such we have the ability to work with government to communicate and resolve business issues not available through other business organizations. OneRedmond develops and promotes policies that improve the local and regional business environment.