August 1, 2023

Partners help get the job done

Economic development is a team sport. The EDB works closely with many partners across the county and state to attract and retain jobs and promote economic development.

Here are just three of our collaborators:

Washington Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC)

Washington State’s PTAC advises businesses on how to win contracts and subcontracts with federal, state and local agencies. The center offers confidential, no-cost, one-on-one technical advice that covers bid reviews, marketing assistance, contract performance, small business certifications and more.

For more information, contact Trena Payton at

Northwest Trade Adjustment Assistance Center (NWTAAC)

Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Commerce, NWTAAC provides match-funding to help American companies compete with imports. NWTAAC has matching funds up to $75,000 for improvement projects, including developing new market strategies, new product development, cutting costs, improving distribution and more.

For more information, contact Joe Meyer at

Washington State Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

Sponsored by Washington State University, the SBDC is a network of more than 30 expert businesses advisors who work in communities across the state to help entrepreneurs or small business owners start, grow, buy or sell a business. Advisors provide no-fee, confidential, one-on-one counseling on all management topics.

For more information, contact Ann Zimmerman at

We’ll spotlight more of our economic development partners in future issues of Onward.


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