August 3, 2022

Big moves for small business

Leaders are on the move in the small business support arena. On June 1, Linda Womack joined Washington State Department of Commerce in a key leadership role as managing director for Small Business and Community Support.

“Commerce is results-driven, and I have always admired the agency’s work in how they support businesses in all sectors to grow and remain competitive,” Womack said. “It’s a dream role and I look forward to working with our new partners in the Office of Economic Development and Competitiveness and helping our small business communities in every region of the state throughout the organization.”

Womack was most recently director of the Washington Business Center, a minority business development agency (MBDA) operated by the City of Tacoma’s Department of Community and Economic Development. The good news for the South Sound is that Frank Boykin Jr. stepped into Womack’s former role this month. Boykin was most recently director of the Manufacturing Industrial Council for the South Sound.

The search is on for a new MIC director, which serves as the voice for the manufacturing, industrial and maritime communities. More information about the position is available here.


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