Growth for the Future

Growth for the Future
Posted on 08/01/2018
Economic growth is important to the City. Mill Creek is centrally located in Snohomish County, which anticipates the addition of 100,000 new County residents over the next 10 years. With its proximity to Seattle, fantastic amenities, and keen sense of community, Mill Creek will play an important role in meeting needs of surrounding communities in years to come.

“We are seeing the population boom around us, and we are aware that even when people don’t live in Mill Creek, they are coming here to shop, dine and recreate,” said Tom Rogers, Planning and Development Services manager. “We have an impetus to ensure Mill Creek stays ahead of the curve when planning for the future.”

The City is excited to see new retail development and transformations taking place in Mill Creek. Businesses that have recently opened this year soon range from food and specialty services to health organizations and unique retail stores, including:

  • Arena Sports
  • AR Workshop
  • Brooklyn Brothers Pizza
  • Club Pilates
  • HomeStreet Bank
  • Planet Fitness
  • Salon Tagua
  • Sola Salon
  • Stellar Kids Dentistry
  • The Haven Event Space
  • The Jewelry Source
  • Vintage at Mill Creek

"Mill Creek possesses a dynamic business environment while maintaining its friendly and unique small-town character,” said Rogers. “We are committed to doing what it takes to foster a favorable economic climate and ensure prompt and courteous service by the City so that your business may grow, flourish and become as integral a part of our community.”

Arena Sports, a 98,500 square-foot sports and entertainment facility on Mill Creek’s northwest corner, held its grand opening in January.

“Arena Sports looked at several locations, but Mill Creek topped the list for several reasons. One is accessibility: it’s near the freeway and is near other major arterials, so it’s very easy to get to,” said Susan Callahan, who handles community relations for Arena Sports. “The City of Mill Creek really has strong vision for making the community a vibrant family-friendly place.”

Other new businesses regularly cite the friendly community and character of Mill Creek as reasons for locating here.

The City is excited to see more businesses call Mill Creek home. Sprouts Farmers Market, a high-end natural grocery store, plans to opens its doors Aug. 15. This is its first venture in Washington State. With our growing population here in Mill Creek, our economy is becoming increasingly more desirable for businesses.

“This last year has brought great community partners into Mill Creek, and there still is opportunity to grow,” said Rogers. “The City is actively working to create awareness of local business offerings, and to collaborate with our business community on ways to make them successful.”