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 [email protected].

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 [email protected].

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 [email protected].

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


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