Economic Development


Covington is the perfect fit!

Situated in south east King County, Covington has a strong retail core with big brands. While the population of Covington is only 17,500, the retail trade area serves a population of more than 78,000. Visitors from more than four ZIP codes come to Covington to enjoy many restaurant options in the downtown retail core and to shop at some of the area’s most popular retail outlets.

Covington honored for municipal excellence:
At its 2012 Annual Conference, the Association of Washington Cities (AWC) awarded Covington the Municipal Excellence Award in economic development for its Destination Covington event. AWC presented the award to Covington’s Mayor Margaret Harto and Covington Economic Development Council (CEDC) member Jim Hutchinson at an awards breakfast on Thursday, June 21. 


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