Economic Development

The City of Enumclaw is great place to live and work! Our parks, neighborhoods and quaint downtown provide a rural small town atmosphere that is only 45 minutes from the big city activities in Tacoma, Seattle or Bellevue. The City is experiencing a spurt of new commercial, industrial and residential development, so 2015 is shaping up to be an exciting year!
 

If you are interested in starting a business here, check out the Economic Analysis for information on opportunities, retail leakage and demographics within our retail service area, or contact our Community Development Department for more information or assistance. 

The Enumclaw Expo Center holds events that bring additional visitors to our community on a year round basis. The significant impact of these visitors on the City's economy is tabulated in the Enumclaw Expo Center Economic Impact Analysis.  

The Enumclaw Strategic Plan for Economic Development provides the structure and priorities for the City's economic development activities. 

The City is contemplating redevelopment of City owned Downtown properties in order to create a downtown gathering space with amenities to attract residents and tourists to spend time downtown and for festivals and events.  The Mayor presented some ideas at the City Council workshop on June 15, 2015, and now we'd like to hear from you!
Let us know how you think City owned Downtown properties should be revitalized by taking our survey!

 https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/EnumclawDowntownPlan


The Current Development Map provides the location and a brief description of major projects that are currently in the permit process or under construction.

The Preliminary Plat Approval Dates and Building Status table shows preliminary plats  approved since the year 2000, date of approval, date of final approval (if applicable), expiration date, number of lots that are platted, number of lots that have been built on and the number of lots that are ready for home construction. 

Home construction does not begin until the streets, utilities, parks and other improvements are constructed and the Preliminary Plat has received Final Plat approval. A Preliminary Plat will expire if the improvements aren't constructed and Final Plat is not approved by the expiration date.


The City of Enumclaw is in the process of implementing the City's adopted Strategic Plan for Economic Development. The plan is a five year strategy with the following goals:

1. Promote Employment Growth in the Retail/Services, Medical, Technology, Recreation and Light Industrial Sectors

2. Attract One or More Senior Communities with High Quality Housing and Amenities

3. Increase Tourist Visits

4. Encourage/attract upper middle income residential development