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Economic Development


Economic Development Profile

The Sammamish Economic Development Profile is currently in draft form and maybe updated prior to being finalized. The purpose of the Economic Development Profile is to inform Sammamish's first Economic Development Element of the Comprehensive Plan as part of the 2024 update. The Economic Development Element will establish goals, policies, strategies and actions related to economic development activities such as employment, the city's tax base, placemaking efforts, arts and cultural experiences, and others. The community has an opportunity to weigh in during the process and feedback will be incorporated in the element. 


Executive Summary

Economic development findings and summary of economic strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats.


Resident Profile

Demographic information about Sammamish residents such as population, age, race and ethnicity, education, and language spoken at home.

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Resident Worker Profile

Information about employment for Sammamish residents such as employment by industry, commute times, and commute mode.



Workers in Sammamish

Information about employment for those that work in Sammamish, which includes 86% non-residents.


Household Profile

Information about households in Sammamish including the total number, size, income, housing costs, tenure, and access to the internet.



Neighboring Cities

A comparison of Sammamish to neighboring cities including Bellevue, Carnation, Duvall, Issaquah, Kirkland, Newcastle, North Bend, Redmond, Snoqualmie, Woodinville. 



Peer Cities

A comparison of Sammamish to cities that are similar to Sammamish including Newcastle, University Place, Mercer Island and Normandy Park. These cities share similar characteristics in terms of employment capacity, worker and resident profiles and economic conditions.



Economic and Fiscal Drivers

An analysis of Sammamish's sources of revenue including by industry sector and how it compares to neighboring and peer cities.

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