Resource List of Grants and Awards compiled by StartUp Washington.
Based on the notion that entrepreneurs discover solutions and engage with their communities over a million cups of coffee, the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation developed 1 Million Cups in 2012—a free program designed to educate, engage and inspire entrepreneurs around the country. Through the power of volunteers, 1 Million Cups has grown to more than 180 communities.
As a program of the Kauffman Foundation, 1 Million Cups works with entrepreneurs, empowering them with the tools and resources to break down barriers that stand in the way of starting and growing their businesses. Mr. Kauffman believed it was a fundamental right for anyone who had a big idea to be able to bring it to life—and we're here to fulfill that mission.
Confluence Technology Center is the ideal environment for your small and emerging technology company.
CTC suite leases are generally 6-12 months, but extended leases may be considered on a case-by-case basis. The CTC puts these business services and support capabilities at your fingertips:
High-speed fiber optic connectivity
Redundant power and connectivity
Video / Web / teleconference facilities
Discounts on conference center rates
Shower & locker room facilities
Cowork in the Methow
Serving Mazama, Winthrop, Twisp, and the Methow Valley. We're located in downtown Winthrop at 303 Riverside Avenue next to Methow Trails.
In a Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ), commercial merchandise, both domestic and foreign receives the same Customs treatment it would if it were outside the commerce of the United States. Merchandise of every description may be held in the zone without being subject to tariffs and other ad valorem taxes. This tariff and tax relief is designed to lower the costs of US-based operations engaged in international trade and thereby foster global competitiveness.
The Regulatory Handbook contains information about local, state and federal permits, approvals, and licenses for Washington State. Although not a complete list, this list does provide in-depth information on most environmental permits.
The Regulatory Handbook also contains performance data on timeliness for specific permits per Chapter 43.42A. This permit timeliness performance data is also accessible in ORIA's Central Repository on data.wa.gov.
Our passion is supporting a community that has given us so much over the years.
WE FELT THAT THE LOCAL PROFESSIONAL COMMUNITY NEEDED A PLACE TO GROW AND THRIVE. A PLACE THAT WOULD SUPPORT AND ENCOURAGE A VARIETY OF BUSINESSES AND AT THE SAME TIME, PROVIDE THEM WITH A COWORKING ENVIRONMENT BUILT AROUND COLLABORATION. WE OPENED THE DOORS TO THE SPACE IN MAY OF 2015. SINCE THEN, WE HAVE HAD OVER 60 MEMBERS USE OUR SPACE AND HAVE SEEN A LARGE INCREASE IN THE USE OF OUR SPACE AS A MEETING AND EVENT VENUE.
The Methow Investment Network connects investors who want to see their money work in a community they love with local business owners who need capital to start up or grow. Our members are residents and visitors who understand that keeping their funds local facilitates economic self-sufficiency and job growth in the Methow Valley.
Not a bank or loan fund, members do not make collective investment decisions. Instead, the network is facilitated by TwispWorks and members work directly with businesses on investment opportunities. Business opportunities are distributed to members as they are received, and members come together for business profile and networking events 3-4 times per year.
For questions about membership, business opportunities or general inquiries, please contact Don Linnertz, TwispWorks Executive Director.
Mission St Commons is a coworking community in downtown Wenatchee. We are looking for enthusiastic and creative individuals to develop the space together.
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The NCWEDD is responsible for regional economic development strategy and planning and collaborates with various private and public agencies to accomplish this goal. The NCWEDD brings together the private and public sectors in a partnership necessary to provide a coordinated strategy and an ongoing economic development program for the region.
Who Are We?
The membership includes representatives from all business sectors throughout Chelan-Douglas County as well as the entire North Central Washington region. All of our members represent companies that employ Latinos and/or seek to build a relationship with the Latino community. furthermore, our board of directors reflects the interest and aspirations of all of these categories.
Our Charter includes ongoing support for a number of vital functions that benefit the business section and residents within our service area.
The Port of Chelan County is the county's principal economic development agency and operates as an independent government entity under the provisions of Title 53 of the Revised Code of Washington (RCW).
The Port of Douglas County takes pride in helping create jobs, overseeing public resources and serving as a leader in the community. We accomplish this task in a multitude of ways, including the development of our own business park at Pangborn Memorial Airport, installation of infrastructure for industrial growth, issuing bonds to further economic development projects, and assisting companies with retention or expansion needs. In a nutshell, we seek out and embrace strategic partnerships that will stimulate and enhance the community's economy and quality of life.
Port districts in Washington state are unique entities. State law allows them to own, manage and develop industrial, transportation and tourism facilities. In the process, ports serve as conduits between the public and the private sectors.
Linking entrepreneurs and small businesses to Washington state agencies
Our service is free and we are ready to help.
We are Washington states' Small Business Liaison Team (SBLT) and we're taking action to make it easier to do business in Washington State - our vision is to make Washington the best place to do business.
Formalized and expanded by order of the Governor in January of 2012 (Executive Order 12-01), the SBLT includes 27 agencies participating in subgroups that focus on outreach programs, soliciting ideas for regulatory improvement, and developing new business tools.
Making Washington State the best place to do business.
We listen to businesses, then drive action to make it easier to do business in Washington State.
This free guide provides links to valuable resources, and outlines the steps for starting and operating a business in the state of Washington (available in six languages).
Angels and Venture Capitalists
Remember the old saying, “Money doesn’t grow on trees!” Unfortunately, money does make the world go round, especially the world of business. If you’re looking for funding sources to fuel your growth, check out some of these possibilities.
Space to Spread Out
Explore StartUp Washington's interactive map showing Coworking Spaces, Maker Spaces, Incubators, Accelerators, and Commercial Kitchen Incubators in Washington State.
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The Economic Alliance promotes economic development in the region through planning, research, small business advising and development. The Economic Alliance serves Okanogan County located in North Central Washington.
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Start a Business
Thinking of opening your own business? This portal will help you begin or complete the process. You will find links to a start-up guide, training and other resources at ‘Not sure where to Start’ and resource links in ‘market research’. Our advising services include business and financial plan completion.
Start Your Business
Grow Your Business
Grow your Revenue through Exporting
Grow your Revenue through Exporting
The WSBDC export readiness center has offices in Seattle and Spokane with two International Trade Specialists who cover the state of Washington. Our Trade Specialists are international trade experts, Certified Global Business Professionals (CGBP) and have decades of international experience to assist owners and managers with in-depth, confidential and no-cost assistance. We have worked with hundreds of businesses to help them successfully prepare and export their products and services.
Grow your Business
SBDC advisors have been helping Washington businesses achieve their full potential since 1980. Request an advising appointment to learn more about how SBDC advisors can help you take your business to the next level or assist you with a business issue.
Our Certified Business Advisors and Trade Specialists assist owners and managers with in-depth confidential and no-cost assistance designed to address every aspect of your business management and operation.
The Wenatchee Downtown Association is a non-profit organization that believes implicitly in the value of each individual’s contribution, whether it be financial contributions, great ideas or hours spent volunteering. We are cheerleaders for local small businesses, defenders of our historic downtown, promoters of local culture and ringleaders of those who will help us!
Explore current vacant spaces in downtown Wenatchee on our website. For more information contact us or join us on our next Possibilities Tour.
About the Chamber
The Wenatchee Valley Chamber of Commerce is a membership organization that serves to represent and promote the interests of the businesses in our community. We engage with community partners and offer programs to strengthen the business climate in the valley. The Wenatchee Valley Chamber of Commerce also serves the community by promoting our area as a destination for business, sports, and leisure travel including tournaments, competitions, trade shows, corporate meetings, and conventions to maximize additional overnight visitors, visitor expenditures, state and local tax revenues, and job opportunities.