What We Do
The Ethnic Business Coalition (EBC) is a non-profit committed to developing, promoting, and improving the long-term growth, sustainability, and success of immigrant and minority-owned small businesses in the State of Washington.
Established in 2014, it works to increase the access of immigrant and minority-owned small businesses to marketing, financial, and advocacy services and resources, and provide them with a greater voice, profile, and representation in the region.
The EBC support immigrant communities in the city of Seattle including Chinatown-International District, Pioneer Square, Capitol Hill, The Central District, Rainier Valley, Martin Luther King, South Park, Othello, West Seattle, and White Center.
Our approach is two pronged, focusing on both the businesses themselves as well as public policy and legislation. We help business owners to navigate complex governmental and business barriers, broaden their access to information, equity, and customers, and advocate for policies, regulations, and standards that help underserved and underrepresented ethnic entrepreneurs create profitable and sustainable businesses.
A key marketing initiative by the EBC is the website, www.ethnicseattle.com. The website is EBC’s digital platform dedicated to raising the visibility, profile, and distinctiveness of the ethnic retail, services, and restaurants through fresh, original, and engaging content.