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Visit the CenterFuse website for more information about business development services in Ellensburg.
The mission of CenterFuse is to strategically recruit and support businesses; and to connect businesses to resources so they can start, grow, and prosper.
Our vision: Ellensburg is vibrant and prosperous with a local economy that values its history and natural beauty.
Ellensburg offers many advantages to businesses who start or relocate here. On the way to everywhere, Ellensburg has excellent access to major transportation systems, ready-built public utility services, and a workforce of skilled and unskilled laborers who are job ready. The small town feel and quality of life attract many people to Ellensburg.
CENTRAL LOCATION. Just under two hours from Seattle and less than three hours from Spokane, Ellensburg is strategically located in the center of Washington State.
BUSINESS FRIENDLY. To start a business in Ellensburg, you will apply for an Ellensburg Business License.
WELL-EDUCATED WORKFORCE. Home of Central Washington University, 38% of Ellensburg's population earned a bachelor's degree or higher.
LOW TAXATION. Ellensburg’s sales/use tax rate is lower than the double-digit rate in the Puget Sound area, and lower than the average rate of other Washington cities.
INCENTIVES. Ellensburg is home to two Opportunity Zones for businesses who are looking for a financial tool to reduce the impact of capital gains. Washington State Department of Revenue offers many tax incentives for businesses.
The scope and complexity of each business determines the regulatory process to get a business up and running. As a general guide, all businesses can benefit from learning about these ten things you should know before starting a business. The Small Business Administration’s website contains a wealth of helpful information for business start-ups and management.
Whether your business is growing, looking into economic incentives or expanding your workforce, CenterFuse is here to help.
INCENTIVES. Washington State Department of Revenue offers many tax incentives for businesses.
SITE SELECTION. CenterFuse maintains an inventory of properties currently available for rent, lease or purchase. Let us know what you are looking for by using the Location Services form.
LIGHT INDUSTRIAL BUILDING SPACE. The 9,800 SF light industrial building is located near the Ellensburg Airport. The building has four bays, easy access to the freeway (I-90), high speed internet, and full utilities.
BUSINESS RESOURCES. To aid with your success, we have available a range of support resources. From understanding financials to marketing to business planning and more, we offer the expertise to lend you a hand in a meaningful way.
Ellensburg has a ready-to-work labor market. Residents of Ellensburg are well educated (above Washington’s average), live in safe neighborhoods (Ellensburg’s crime index is below the U.S. average), and the community is experiencing economic growth as indicated by the high number of permits issued in recent times.
CenterFuse offers businesses a better path to success. We support businesses to develop sustainably - moving from big idea to execution and management.
LIGHT INDUSTRIAL. The Airport Business Park has units available for light industrial manufacturing.
REVITALIZATION. The City of Ellensburg created the EBDA over twenty years ago. In partnership with the Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce, Ellensburg Downtown Association, Central Washington University, and others, the EBDA plays a lead role in retaining, promoting, and supporting economic revitalization in Ellensburg. The EBDA rebranded to CenterFuse.