Mayor’s Message

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As mayor, it is my pleasure to welcome you and thank you for choosing Renton as the place for your business. I hope in this directory you will find the information you need, and be part of the Renton Chamber.

The City of Renton maintains a dynamic and thriving business climate, supported by a population that surpasses 102,700 residents. Renton provides an excellent quality of life, exemplified by our rich diversity and wonderful neighborhoods. We enjoy beautiful, well-maintained parks and recreation facilities, a nationally recognized public school system, and world-class health care services. These elements are critical components of our vision for the city.

Renton is recognized for our talented and well-educated workforce in high-tech, manufacturing, medical, biotech, and service industries. We are home to the Seattle Seahawks, Boeing, Kaiser Permanente as well as PACCAR, IKEA and Federal Reserve Bank, all who have powered the economy’s growth.

Renton is considered to be one of the best cities to work with—the incredible development and major accomplishments from last year bear witness to that. We have the Downtown Civic Core project underway, incorporating new retail space, affordable housing and community spaces. Along the shores of Lake Washington, Renton is home to the luxurious Hyatt Regency hotel and conference center and a major 750,000 Class A office campus is scheduled to open later this year. A huge redevelopment effort continues in Sunset area, offering a low-income housing project with new retail space. In healthcare news, Kaiser Permanente acquired Group Health Cooperative, making Renton the center for healthcare in the Pacific Northwest.

As Mayor, I am committed to fostering a strong and sound economic growth that encourages businesses to succeed. Our thriving business community, high quality office developments, and beautiful residential areas are only part of the picture. In the next few years, we will also see the city invest heavily in infrastructure and improvements, worth half a billion dollars, that will bring thousands of jobs to Renton.

In the year ahead, we will continue to increase safety, enhance community relations and further cultivate a sense of inclusion throughout the community. We are also working to ensure excellent services as an organization so that your business may thrive. By continuing to focus on city employee satisfaction, talent and a culture of customer service, we are ensuring that your business is a priority in our daily business.

Once again, I thank you for being an important part of our city. I encourage you to get involved and explore the Chamber’s wonderful events, workshops and resources. To learn about the city’s amenities and services, please visit our website at rentonwa.gov and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and NextDoor.