Economic Development


Devastating fires have left White Center in a ‘state of emergency.’ When will help arrive?

White Center & North Highline Subarea Plan

Sign the petition to help the White Center Businesses

We Need You!

White Center businesses continue to be affected by the unexpected. Please support the businesses affected by the fires and COVID-19 shut down this year.



Take a stroll in White Center’s retail cores and experience food, products, and services from all across the globe. Over the years White Center has built a reputation as a welcoming hub for immigrants and entrepreneurs of every background, and the CDA believes in elevating and supporting this unique neighborhood asset.

Do you own a business in White Center?

The CDA organizes around issues important to small businesses and entrepreneurs; and connects small business owners to nonprofit organizations that offer in-depth technical assistance and small business loans.  

We prioritize our BIPOC and legacy businesses, as they are often marginalized and do not receive the resources their white counterparts do.

Our Projects

[Still in Construction]

White Center Business Alliance 

The White Center Business Alliance is a diverse group of our business owners with a commitment to helping our community thrive.

We strive to be a place of connection for our BIPOC and allied businesses, where each member can engage in business-to-business networking, community advocacy, and resource sharing. In partnership with King County Local Services and the White Center Community Development Association, we are committed to working for our businesses and for our community to create a more just economy in White Center.


If you are interested in joining our monthly meetings, please contact Mia at We meet at 2pm on the first Monday of each month over Zoom until it is deemed safe to meet in person. 

Heart & Hands


Economic Development & Anti-Displacement Coordinator



Community Organizer

To find out more about economic development or the subarea plan, please call our office at (206) 694-1082.

ED Program Coordinator