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Renton is the center of opportunity in the Puget Sound region where businesses and families thrive. The City has created an environment that supports business development while enhancing its quality of life. Community leaders nurture entrepreneurial sprit and foster successful partnerships. Bold economic development plans have diversified the City's employment base and strategically positioned Renton for the future. For these reasons and many more, Renton is the right choice.


On the south shore of Lake Washington, Renton's central location is at the heart of the vibrant Puget Sound region. Served by Interstate 405 and four state highways, access to Renton from other Greater Seattle communities is quick and easy. The City is well-served by mass transit, making commuting to and from work simple and convenient for employees. This allows employers to draw from a large talent pool and provides direct transportation connections for goods and services.


Affordable land costs and lease rates, as well as large blocks of developable property, all provide Renton with opportunities unseen throughout the rest of the Puget Sound region. With no local business and occupation (B&O) tax for businesses with annual gross receipts of less than $1.5 million, most businesses keep more earnings. The City's streamlined permitting process and low mitigation and permit fees help speed development, lower costs, ensure predictability, and reduce risk.


Renton draws an exceptionally talented and extremely well-educated workforce from the region that is filled with world leaders in the high-tech, manufacturing, medical, biotech, and service industries. In fact, the number of individuals within the Renton community who have completed four or more years of college is nearly twice the national average. With nationally recognized public schools, an excellent technical college and nearby higher learning institutions, Renton offers a learning environment that benefits employees and their children.

To learn more about why you may want to live, work, or play in Renton, check out the testimonials and links below:

For additional information, please email Jessie Kotarski, Economic Development, or call 425.430.7271.