As one of the most trade dependent regions in the country, Seattle possesses a wealth of resources and organizations geared toward the promotion of trade. A partial list of key organizations follows below.
For a complete list of entities serving all aspects of the Washington State trade community, please visit: http://www.seattle.gov/tda/tools_trade.htm
State of Washington Department of Community, Trade and Economic Development
CTED invests in Washington's communities, businesses and families to build a healthy and prosperous future
Trade Development Alliance
The mission of the Trade Alliance is to promote Greater Seattle, including King, Snohomish and Pierce Counties, as one of North America's premier international gateways and commercial centers.
National Center for Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation
The Mission of the National Center for APEC is to generate and stimulate U.S. private sector support and participation in the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) organization with the objective of libralizing trade and investment in the region.
Washington Council on International Trade
WCIT is a private, non-profit, non-partisan association comprised of private sector businesses, public sector and state government representatives, acedemia, consular groups and individuals.
World Trade Club
Providing Educational and Networking Opportunities for International Business Professionals.
Small Business Administration
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is an independent agency of the federal government created to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns, to preserve free competitive enterprise and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our nation.
Western United States Agricultural Trade Association
WUSATA is a non-profit organization that promotes the export of food and agricultural products from the Western region of the United States.
Washington State Department of Agriculture
WSDA serves the people of Washington State by supporting the agricultural community and promoting consumer and environmental protection.