Why Arlington?

Arlington Will Work for You

Arlington is a business-friendly city and customer service is our number one priority. If you are planning to open a new business, relocate a business from an existing site, or expand your operations, our city staff members are prepared to assist you every step of the way. In Arlington we believe economic development is not just one person's job, it's everyone's business.

Our interest in your company doesn’t stop once you open your doors and become part of our business community. Our Economic Development Committee, comprised of business leaders and elected officials, visits with Arlington businesses throughout the year to better understand their needs and to determine whether city policies or services should be improved. We believe in a healthy business climate that will ensure your success in Arlington.

Streamlined Permit Process

Before you finalize your plans, we would like to sit down with you and provide any information that would help in your decision process. When you are ready to submit your plans, we will work with you through the permitting process, and we can often suggest ways to get your business up and running in the most efficient, cost-effective way possible.

The City of Arlington has implemented business processes that help any enterprise - big or small -quickly get up and running. The City has streamlined the permit process,  providing staff assistance during the development process, and officials from all city departments accessible to ensure there’s nothing impeding your momentum.

Information on a range of subjects is included below, but if there is additional information you would like, please let us know.

Arlington Awaits your business

With over 125 acres available at the airport, large retail development potential in the Hilltop area, and 46 acres of commercial potential in Kent Prairie, Arlington has incentives that other cities can’t match. Visit ArlingtonAwaits website for more information.

Our Commitment to You

The City of Arlington is committed to exceptional customer service. Our pledge is to provide you with prompt, courteous, accurate, complete and personalized assistance, whether you are opening a new firm, expanding, or relocating a business. We have a team ready to assist you with answers to your questions and we are prepared to offer you a smooth transition as you begin doing business in Arlington.

How We Can Help

  • Streamlined permit processing
  • Workforce training information
  • Locate power, water, sewer and transportation resources
  • Relocation information
  • Tax rebates and deferrals information
  • A guarantee to return your phone calls and emails within 24 hours of work day
    (Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. through 5 p.m.)

Additional Information

For additional information please contact Marc Hayes.

One of America's Best Communities

Arlington, Washington, is a city with a rich farming and timber history, situated amidst natural splendor, with excellent schools, a renowned general aviation airport, and is home to more than 860 thriving businesses. Located just 40 miles from Seattle and nestled in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains, Arlington combines the best of northwest living with easy access to urban centers and outdoor activities.

Situated adjacent to Interstate 5 and convenient to the Seattle metropolitan area, Arlington offers industrial, commercial and retail zoning in close proximity to family-oriented residential areas. The city boasts a high jobs-to-population ratio (2.2 jobs per residence), and is home to a wide variety of aerospace, manufacturing, construction and green technology enterprises. The community has an exceptional public school system and offers outstanding recreational opportunities. The Arlington Municipal Airport is one of the state’s premier general aviation airports, and is the site of the annual Northwest EAA Fly-In, attracting over 50,000 visitors from throughout the United States and Canada.

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