In 2021, Federal Way was selected by the National League of Cities as one of eight cities nationwide for its City Innovation Ecosystems program. This innovative program sponsored by the League and the Kansas City-based Kauffman Foundation has aided city staff in identifying and assembling entrepreneurial resources available throughout the Puget Sound Region. 

The Federal Way SourceFinderTM was developed by city staff as a result of the City's participation in the program. The SourceFinderTM is a graphic chart of nearly 100 entrepreneurial resources available to Federal Way entrepreneurs and businesses.

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Small Business Support Services

The Small Business Development Center at Highline College specializes in providing business and training services to entrepreneurs and existing businesses in order to be successful in today's economy. The Center provides free assistance with finding the best capital to grow your business, a proven pathway to growth, networking, and more. Contact the Center by phone at: 206.592.4151 or via email at

The SCORE Association, supported by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), is a nonprofit association that provides free business mentoring services to prospective and established small business owners in the United States. More than 10,000 volunteers provide these services, with all volunteers being active and retired business executives and entrepreneurs. Contact SCORE by phone at: 206.553.7320 or via email at

The Small Business Administration (SBA) provides support to entrepreneurs and small businesses through assistance specific to capital, contracts, and counseling. Contact the SBA by phone at: 206.553.7310.

In partnership with the SBA, the Veteran's Business Outreach Center (VBOC), equips veterans and active duty service members and their families with the resources to successfully start and run their businesses. The VBOC is committed to providing training and financing opportunities to entrepreneurs from the U.S. Military community. Contact the VBOC by phone at: 206.334.4330 or via email at

In partnership with the SBA, the Washington Women's Business Center (WBC) is committed to providing training and financing opportunities to female entrepreneurs and their families. Contact the WBC by phone at: 206.334.4330 or via email at

The Washington Business Hub is supported by the Washington State Office of the Chief Information Officer and seeks to help small businesses thrive in the Evergreen State. They provide new and established business owners with information they needs to properly register their operations so they can focus on what really matters, nurturing the company of their dreams.