Economic Development

Grants for Small Businesses​

King County has help for small businesses in unincorporated King County.

Businesses can apply now for grants of up to $25,000 to help them recover from the effects of COVID-19. These funds can be used to reimburse your business for rent, employee payroll, goods, services, and other COVID-19-related expenses.

To be eligible, a business must:

  • Be active and licensed in the state of Washington with a physical business address in unincorporated King County

  • Have 30 or fewer full-time employees

  • Have gross revenues of $3 million or less per year


* APPLICATIONS DUE AUGUST 4, 2021* For more information, call 206-477-3800.


THANK YOU, White Center Community!

With your support, we have met our original fundraising goal of $5000. We are still accepting donations at the link below, and the need is still there, as vandalism continues to be an issue in the WC community:



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 BPIOC and legacy businesses, as they are often marginalized and do not receive the resources their white counterparts do.

​Business Testimonials​

Aminta Elgin | Salvadorean Bakery 1
Aminta Elgin | Salvadorean Bakery 2
Aminta Elgin | Salvadorean Bakery 3

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. 


Economic Development & Anti-Displacement Coordinator


To find out more about business and housing, please contact Helen at


ED Program Coordinator

To find out more about business and housing, please contact Mia at