Economic Development


New Grant for Business Owners

The application window is now open (10/1-10/14) for the Comcast RISE small business grants! They are providing $1M in cash grants to POC-owned small businesses across King and Pierce Counties. This funding is available for this round only.

Sign the petition to help the White Center Businesses

White Center & North Highline Subarea Plan

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.

Subarea Plan

After nearly two decades, King County has initiated a new subarea planning program. Beginning with the 2016 Comprehensive Plan, the geographical boundaries of the County's Seven Community Service Areas are being used as the framework for subarea plans created and amended from that point forward.


The WCCDA Economic Development Team is working with King County and North Highline to give the community an opportunity to understand what this means, how it affects them and how to contribute to the subarea plan. Currently, we are in the public commentary period (Sept 30 - Oct 28)

North Highline Top 38 Community Needs

North Highline Urban Design Standards Community Survey



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.

​Business Testimonials​

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