Mount Vernon Business Incentives

Incentives abound to locate your business in Mount Vernon.


  • Mount Vernon has no Business and Occupation (B&O) Tax - Manufactures.
  • Mount Vernon's local sales tax rate is 8.7%; compared to Seattle's 10.1%
  • Mount Vernon has a B&O credit for new employees in manufacturing and research and development and also has a rural county B&O tax credit for new employees-- Seattle (King County) and Tacoma (Pierce County) do not.
  • Mount Vernon has lower industrial building lease rates and asking prices.

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Mount Vernon has Affordable Living & Quality of Life

The median house value in Mount Vernon is $226,200. This is almost half of the median price in Seattle. With moderate year-round temperatures and an abundance of natural surroundings, Mount Vernon is an outdoor lover's paradise.


Mount Vernon School District has an 80% on-time graduation rate. Seattle's is 70.1%. Skagit Valley College was named one of America's top 20 community colleges by Washington Magazine.

Health Care

Skagit Valley Hospital has served as a healthcare leader providing advanced, quality health care to the community. The hospital continues to grow, add and enhance services and focus on meeting the healthcare needs of the people of this region.

Culture, Arts & Entertainment

There are more arts organizations in Skagit County per capita than any other area in Washington State. Music, museums, cinema, theater, restaurants, and outdoor activities all contribute to a standard of quality that makes Mount Vernon a great place to live.

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