Equity Empowerment Center

Community. Aspiration. Collaboration.
Empowerment. Equity.


Creating beautiful, high quality, minority-focused collaborative work spaces with top resources to empower, strengthen, and support business and workers.

Fully furnished, amenity-rich workspaces in a diverse, minority environment so our businesses thrive. Low cost experts for professional business operations. Perfect for a small business entrepreneur or professional. Memberships for co-working, walk-in, or daily offices. Rent budget friendly private offices or a dedicated desk.

Work with your community


High Quality work space

  • High quality daily, or private offices for low-cost rent
  • Private desks or walk-in spaces
  • Fully furnished with necessary business amenities
  • Secured access, mail services and receptionist
  • Beautiful amenity spaces
  • Conference and meeting rooms for your clients
  • A business address and phone
  • Direct fiber internet
  • Shared lunchroom spaces

High Value Service

A cafeteria of experts for low-cost business expertise and support. Perfect to pursue and attain high-quality business operations. Fast response, low-cost, high caliber experts to:

  • Find and evaluate your best bid opportunities
  • Conduct quality control reviews of your draft bids and RFPs
  • Top-notch negotiation advice for contracts and disputes
  • Analyze unsuccessful work pursuits
  • Invoice for prompt payment
  • Billing and pricing experts
  • Connection to licensing, bonds, insurance, and capital

Location highlights

A beautiful, historic building in a highly accessible and comfortable space near the central district. Centralized and collaborative spaces with handsome furnishing.

  • High ceilings
  • Clerestory windows
  • Advanced WIFI and Fiber Optics
  • Large conference spaces
  • Fully equipped meeting rooms
  • Ample free parking for guests



Connect and collaborate. Join other minority firms, small businesses, trusted advocates and community friends for regularly scheduled:

  • Lunch and Learns
  • Speaker Series
  • Networking events
  • Happy hours

invest in your community

Seeking sponsors to fund and sustain. Your logo and naming rights for high visibility.

For more information, contact Ollie Garrett, Tabor 100 President at
(425) 881-1312 or

EEC Update 12/06/2018:

Tabor is continuing our work to secure the Tabor Equity Empowerment Center. We appreciate the many public agencies who have voiced support and are pursuing funding. Our thanks in particular to:

  • Councilmember Bruce Harrell,
  • King County
  • Sound Transit and Leslie Jones
  • Port of Seattle and Dave McFadden
  • Washington State Department of Commerce,
  • Vulcan and Pearl Leung
  • WSDOT executives including Earl Key and Ron Judd

We terminated negotiations for the “Darigold Building” on Rainier Ave S, and are now negotiating for a great space in Tukwila. It is central to many small WMBE firms, many immigrant-based firms and entrepreneurs. It is located very near to our labor union training programs (ANEW-PACE), the National Association of Minority Contractors (NAMC) meetings, and many labor unions including the King County Building Trades, as well as the State L&I offices.

The EEC will support economic growth and stability for our minority communities in particular. It will have:

  • 10,000 square feet for resources, rental offices and collaborative space
  • Large meeting spaces sufficient for gathering, general meetings, large events
  • Training and conference spaces and large meeting rooms
  • WMBE support including back-office services at subsidized rates, rental office space, “hot desk” and collaborative spaces, and support resources
  • Workforce development and CWA/PLA supports including recruitment and connections into education and workforce training for minorities, women and particularly African-American business, and support to guide WMBE firms for successful work and union partnerships within the PLA/CWA environments
  • Co-location with other resources, potentially including OMWBE and/or Urban League during 2019

Our continued appreciation for support from

  • National Association of Minority Contractors
  • Urban League
  • Civil Rights Coalition
  • Office of Minority and Women Enterprises, State of Washington
  • Washington State Procurement Technical Assistance Center
  • Seattle Vocational Institute

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