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Here's a list of links related to economic development. We would like to know about any links that would be of benefit to our members. Please email your suggestions to WEDA.

Economic Development - State  
Make It In Washington The U.S. Department of Labor is funding training to boost the skills of those who work at small and mid-sized manufacturers in most of Washington's counties. For more information: Press Release & Information Sheet
Stay at Work Program! This resource helps you understand the WA Labor & Industries "Stay at Work!" program. The program helps employers that are willing to quickly return injured workers to light or modified duty.
Workforce and Economic Development Inventory by County This resource shows the Economic Development Inventory in each county in Washington.
Municipal Research & Services Center of Wa. The Municipal Research & Services Center (MRSC) is a non-profit, independent organization created in 1969 to continue programs established in 1934 under the Bureau of Governmental Research at the University of Washington. Our mission is "working together for excellence in local government through professional consultation, research and information services."
Wa. Community Trade & Economic Development The state agency responsible for economic development in Washington.
Economic Development - National  
Economic Development Strategies & Technologies EDS&T is a full service economic development consulting firm that specializes in strategy development, product development, organization building, international business development, workforce development, investment retention/attraction, and small business incubation and development. We have particular strengths in communications strategies, website and Internet development and we place an emphasis on performance measurement.
International Economic Development Council The International Economic Development Council - the nation’s largest economic development professional association - was created through the merger of the Council for Urban Economic Development (CUED) and the American Economic Development Council (AEDC), two premier organizations with a strong commitment to the field and established reputations for service and excellence.
Statewide Associations  
Association of Washington Business  
Association of Washington Cities  

Washington Public Ports Association


Washington State’s Veteran Owned Business Certification Program

Washington State agencies have been asked by Governor Inslee to do 5% of their purchasing from Veteran or Servicemember Owned Businesses. By linking the WDVA Certified Veteran and Servicemember Owned Business list to WEBS, state agencies will now have a way to identify WDVA Certified Businesses and keep track of how they’re doing toward their purchasing goals.

State Trade and Export Promotion Program

The State Trade and Export Promotion Program provides up to $5,000 in export vouchers for small businesses interested in expanding their international sales.
CDFA How to become a certified CDFA Development Finance Professional

Employment Security's Shared Work Program

The Shared Work Program's primary objective is to prevent employers from laying off skilled & qualified workers by providing useful alternatives.