Economic Development


The City of North Bend is a highly livable, highly educated community and the premier outdoor recreation destination in the Puget Sound region. Located 30 miles from downtown Seattle, North Bend has experienced significant residential growth in recent years. In addition, North Bend’s unbeatable access to the outdoors, proximity to international ports and property available for development make it a peak destination to relocate, grow, or establish a business.

Economic development action plan (2023)

North Bend approved this action plan in June 2023. Please contact North Bend’s Economic Development Manager to learn more about this plan or to explore opportunities in North Bend. Here is a link to the Economic Development Action Plan.

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More people are turning to North Bend as a place to call home or visit for its exceptional outdoor recreation. This increased residential and tourism interest provides a great opportunity for businesses to grow, expand, or begin in North Bend.

Check out these short videos to see North Bend in action:

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Quick facts

  • Population: 8,120 (2023) 
  • Median household income: $140,994 (2022) 
  • Retail sales per capita: $48,372 (2021)

Find more information from the Census Bureau here.


We strive to create a healthy and dynamic economic ecosystem – one that develops and retains business and job opportunities and attracts spending in the community – and provide excellent customer service to businesses interested in growing, relocating, or starting a business in North Bend.  


  • Collecting, tracking, and sharing important data with stakeholders 
  • Promoting North Bend as a great place to live, work, and play   
  • Working directly with the local business community to address pressing issues
  • Partnering with economic development agencies and organizations at the local, regional, state, and federal levels to bring resources to North Bend

North Bend is currently working on an Economic Development Action Plan that will chart the course for economic development initiatives in the coming years. The plan will include strategic objectives, updating key performance metrics to measure success and an action plan for implementing priority initiatives. Check back for more information soon.  

starting, relocating, or expanding your business in north bend

Looking for resources to assist your new or existing businesses in North Bend?

Check out our Business Resources page to find local maps and data, grant and loan opportunities, support for small businesses, and opportunities to connect with other businesses and entrepreneurs.  

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why north bend

North Bend is known for its stunning views, small-town atmosphere, and unparalleled recreational opportunities.  

North Bend offers year-round recreation opportunities, including hiking, fishing, mountain biking, climbing, kayaking, swimming, skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, and wildlife observation.  

North Bend boasts a 35,000 sq ft bike park open to all levels of riders at Torguson Park. An in-town, beginner-level dirt track offers a safe environment for young children learning to ride.   

North Bend offers family-friendly community events throughout the year, featuring local artists, wineries, and musicians. Residents and visitors alike love the eclectic mix of dining and shopping in historic downtown and at the North Bend Outlet Stores.

Check out these links to stay informed about activities and upcoming events:

  • provides information on outdoor activities, events, and festivals in and around North Bend.
  • SnoValley Regional Chamber of Commerce provides a community calendar of events and information on the many great local businesses in and around North Bend.
  • The Northwest Railway Museum operates an outstanding railroad museum where the public can experience the excitement of a working railroad and learn about the role of railroads in the Snoqualmie Valley and across Washington State.
  • North Bend Art & Industry provides events and classes for creatives at all levels and strives to develop a regional environment where people of all ages and backgrounds can explore and nurture their creativity and curiosity.
  • Snoqualmie Valley Historical Museum provides an opportunity to visit and learn about the natural history and human activity in the Snoqualmie Valley.  
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Volition Brewing Co.

"There is a sense of pride in the community from business owners and residents." 

- Volition Brewing Co.

Erika Laureano

"North Bend is growing and the potential to grow within North Bend is here." 

- Ericka Laureano Design Studio

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"North Bend lives out the word 'community' which is much more than people living together. It's people doing life together." 

- Trail Youth Coffee Home