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The ABCs of starting a business in Anacortes
Looking to start your own business? Learn the steps to take to create a successful vision and plan for your new vocation. Can’t find the answers you need? Contact your Anacortes Chamber of Commerce for more information on other resources and services.

EDASC - Economic Development of Skagit CountyWe are supported by EDASC’s business advisers – call 360.336.6114 to learn more.

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  • Know the Rules from the IRSIRS Small Business & Self Employed Tax Center – Offering a broad range of resources across federal and state agencies, as well as industry/profession specific information for self-employed entrepreneurs, employers and businesses. You will also find links to starting and operating a business, employment taxes, tax law changes for business, business-related forms and publications, and online learning options
  • Starting a Business in the State of Washington – Links to resources from the State of Washington Business Licensing Service
  • Washington State Small Business Guide – The Small Business Guide provides helpful information, links to valuable resources, and outlines the steps for starting and operating a business in Washington
  • Free Business Resources to organize and prioritize your employment needs from the Economic Development Association of Skagit County

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Available Commercial Property in Anacortes
Simply Yards and Design: Reservation Road
12375 Reservation Road, Anacortes

  • 10,000 sq ft building
  • Three phase power available
  • Fiber optic available
  • Traffic controlled intersection
  • Great visibility
  • Tenant improvement available

The City of Anacortes seeks companies who wish to establish themselves in Washington State and contribute to the economic growth of Skagit County. With 9 acres of ready-to-build light industrial zoned land ready to be developed now and an additional 33 acres available for future growth Willette Business Park meets current and future business needs.

Click here to view a video of the Willette Business Park

Willette Business Park is ideally located on HWY 20, near I-5, with rail spurs, the deep water Port of Anacortes, the WA State Ferries, and NAS Whidbey all close by.  The site provides convenient access to Skagit, Island, and San Juan counties. The land is zoned light industrial.

The City of Anacortes understands the importance of well developed infrastructure.  Willette Business Park has access to two million gallons per day of potable water through the City of Anacortes water utility water, sewer, natural gas, fiber optics, and power.  Street improvements were recently completed.

In addition to providing attractive lease rates to businesses, the City of Anacortes is a great place to live and work.  The community is business and family friendly with affordable real estate; a mild climate; non-existent traffic problems or crime; a well-educated work force; excellent schools and quality healthcare options that are all located on beautiful Fidalgo Island.  Taxes in Skagit County are lower than in most other areas of the Puget Sound region.  Outdoor activities such as hiking, rock climbing, skiing, fishing, boating, jet skiing, camping or golfing abound.  Local street fairs, festivals, shows and celebrations contribute to the community. Willette Business Park in Anacortes, Washington is the place that a business and their families will want to call home!

Contact us, and we’ll be glad to give you a site tour or provide any help you need to make a decision to come grow with us.

Emily C. Schuh SPHR
City of Anacortes
(360) 299-1941 phone
(360) 299-1982 secure fax


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