Why Choose Marysville?

Marysville was the fastest growing city in the state of Washington in 2015 with nearly 67,000 residents and is now the second largest city in Snohomish County. All of those people are on to something: Marysville is an amazing place to live, work and play.

So why should you choose to locate your business in Marysville? Some compelling reasons:


  • Marysville’s median household income rose more than $14K in 2015 (the 11th-largest increase among 589 U.S. cities and towns in Census data)
  • New businesses are choosing to locate here
    • Dick’s Sporting Goods
    • Hobby Lobby
    • Ulta Beauty
    • Outback Steakhouse
    • Bonefish Grill
  • Marysville top employers
    • Marysville School District
    • Zodiac Aerospace
    • The Everett Clinic
    • Frontier Communications
    • Silicon Energy

Key business advantages

  • Available land, developing infrastructure
  • Business incentives
    • Industrial & Manufacturing Property Tax Exemption
  • Helpful city staff
    • CD, Public Works, Police support for business, including Business Watch program
  • Business development resources
  • Freight options
  • Educated employment base
    • 18% of Marysville adults age 25+ have a bachelor’s degree or higher
    • 90% of Marysville adults age 25+ have a high school diploma or higher
    • Nearby Everett University Center and Everett Community College offer several quality higher education options
"Manufacturing continues to be a major economic driver in Snohomish County. Just over 63,000 jobs (23.1 percent of total Snohomish County nonfarm employment) in 2014 were in manufacturing industries. This is proportionally higher than any other county in Washington and above the national average. The manufacturing base, coupled with proximity to a major urban center, provides the foundation for a diverse local economy"
[Snohomish County Profile, Anneliese Vance-Sherman, Ph.D., September 2015]

Quality of life

  • Affordable housing
    • Median home value $290K (about $60K less than county average)
  • Moderate climate, proximity to water and mountains
  • Abundant outdoor recreational activities
    • City parks, golf course, spray park, skate park
    • Nearby county, state & national parks
  • Quality public and private schools
  • Multi-modal transportation options
  • Commitment to public safety
  • Convenient medical facilities & services
  • Choice shopping, dining & entertainment opportunities
  • Active community service organizations
  • Committed faith community
  • Expanding hotel/motel selections