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Onward and Upward

Economic Resources Recovery Forum

Vancouver, WA and Online | July 14-15

WEDA joined community leaders throughout Washington and Oregon to examine the economic crisis caused by COVID-19. The Economic Resources Recovery Forum focused on tools and strategies for economic developers to leverage in order to save, recover and foster job opportunities. 

The 2020 Winter Conference was an incredible experience, and we would like to thank our members, speakers and sponsors for their great contributions. Our theme was Going Global, Thinking Local. We explored The Importance of Unified FDI Strategy, Global Economic Development In Action, Global Economic Development Strategies to Grow & Strengthen Local Communities, and much more. 

Does your community need funding for infrastructure or other public improvements? Tax Increment Financing, or “TIF,” is a financing method used to help fund infrastructure that will catalyze economic development and recover or grow jobs. It uses anticipated future increases in tax revenues to generate incremental tax revenues from a specific development project or projects across a designated district to help pay for current costs associated with development.

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WEDA is Washington State’s voice for job recovery, retention and expansion. Together with our diverse and talented membership, we advocate for a business climate that fosters job growth in our local communities and throughout Washington.

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We’re stronger together. When you partner with WEDA, you’re joining a dynamic group of economic development professionals centered around improving local economies. Our community of collaboration works to improve the outlook for all of Washington State.


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ICYMI: There was a nice story earlier this month in the Columbia Basin Herald about WEDA's advocacy work in Olympia, alongside organizations like our valued

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Please spread the word: PPP is Back & Better! Please check out and share the new WA Small Business Resources Mobilization Campaign's resource hub:

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Thanks to the many folks who testified, signed in as supportive or have emailed legislators today supporting SB 5211, the TIF for Jobs bill which

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