Helping small businesses rebuild, recover and restart.

Spearheaded by the Washington State Department of Commerce, the state’s entrepreneur and small business strategy is designed to strengthen communities through the cultivation and retention of economic and intellectual wealth at the local level.

This strategy has not only gained the support of local economic developers but is part of the governor’s long-term economic development initiative to recover economically from the COVID-19 public health crisis.

In the wake of a global pandemic and historic economic contraction, our goal is to re-energize communities and businesses with an intense entrepreneurial spirit, whether they are large or small. Technology allows people to live and work where they want to these days and it is the state’s goal to provide the tools, resources, education, training and support needed to start and growth a business anywhere in the state.

Entrepreneurship is not just about education; it’s about an equal opportunity to compete and succeed in the marketplace, creating living-wage jobs and vibrant communities in the process.


COVID Resources

We know that small businesses have been disproportionately affected by the pandemic.

Visit our COVID page for links and information.

Check back regularly, as we’re continuing to develop new programs and resources to help our small businesses rebuild, recover and restart.

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