Doing Business

Thank you for Doing Business in the City of Mount Vernon. 

Whether you are an existing business, a new business, or a business that is looking to expand, the City is here to assist you.

There are a number of reasons why Mount Vernon should be the place that you do business. Mount Vernon is one of the fastest growing cities in the northwest and the largest city in Skagit County. The city is committed to maintaining a business friendly environment and a standard for quality of life for its citizens.

Mount Vernon - the Right Location & the Right Price
Finding the Right Site

Permitting & Licensing

News and Notices

Taxes & Utilities 

Mount Vernon - the Right Workforce & the Right Infrastructure

Demographics & Labor Profile

Doing Business in Mount Vernon

Incentives & Quality of Life 

Bids & Construction Projects

Road Map to Opening a Business in WA State

Click HERE to be directed to a website created by the Governor that includes a Road Map for Opening a Business in Washington State.  Click HERE to download a PDF of the information on this website.

Economic Development Alliance of Skagit County (EDASC)

Did You know:  EDASC offers support to small businesses and entrepreneurs through its partnerships with the Small Business Development Center (SBDC), SCORE, the Northwest Innovation Resource Center (NWIRC), and its own Latino business retention and expansion program. 

Did You Know:  EDASC partners with the Washington SBDC to provide no-cost expert business advising, management training, and market research for Skagit County small and mid-sized business owners. SCORE is a non-profit association dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow, and achieve their goals through education and mentorship. SCORE works in partnership with SBA, and provides volunteer mentors, business tools, and workshops. EDASC partners with the NW Innovation Resource Center (NWIRC), which assists entrepreneurs and inventors from throughout Skagit County create the strategies they need to evaluate their ideas and obtain the resources they need to bring the ideas to life. 

Did You Know:  EDASC’s Latino business retention and expansion program, conducted in partnership with Skagit Valley College, provides one-on-one business counseling and broad-based support for Latino entrepreneurs and business owners looking to start or expand their business.  

Click HERE to be directed to EDASC's website to learn more.