Doing Business

Welcome! The City of Stanwood ready for business!


Stanwood, WA, a coastal community, is located just 40 miles from Seattle. Stanwood combines the best of northwest living with easy access to urban centers and outdoor activities. The city is the hub of the greater Stanwood-Camano Island region with a market of approximately 30,000 residents in northern Snohomish and Island counties. Looking for an expansion site or a home for your business? Be sure Stanwood is on your list!


The City of Stanwood 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 Stanwood.

A Place to Do Business

The City of Stanwood is located in a beautiful setting. We are nestled on the edge of Puget Sound with access to Mount Baker and the Cascade mountain range. Since West Stanwood was founded in 1870 as a thriving port community, the city has been the economic and cultural center for residents in Snohomish, Skagit and Island counties.

Today, the city has a diverse economy serving over 40,000 regional residents. Although we have retained our small town Scandinavian character, we are home to a range of employers and retailers including home-based businesses, locally owned shops and restaurants, national chains, light industrial and manufacturing companies. The city is situated in one of the most productive agricultural regions in the world.

Our community recognizes the value of the natural environment. We are environmentally conscious. We welcome business and residents that share our enthusiasm for sustainable development. We are seeking business leaders and entrepreneurs who are looking to relocate to a family friendly city with good schools and a well-educated workforce.

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  2. City & County Data
  3. Permit Information


Snohomish County Tourism Bureau

The Snohomish County Tourism Bureau can help with:

  • A guarantee to return your phone calls and emails within 24 hours
  • Locate power, water, sewer, and transportation resources
  • Relocation support
  • Streamlined permit processing
  • Tax rebates and deferrals information
  • Workforce training information