Retaining, Expanding and Recruiting Jobs and Investment Across Washington State

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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.

Why Choose Washington?

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WEDA Membership Has Its Benefits

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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What Being A WEDA Member Means For You

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.

Benefits

Washington Economic Development Association

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WEDA, the National Development Council and our amazing statewide team effort to mobilize federal resources for struggling small businesses and non-profits are in the news!

Washington Economic Development Association

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Want to learn from two experts and bold thinkers about collective impact strategies for small business and leveraging finance tools (like TIF) to recover jobs?

Washington Economic Development Association

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The TIF for Jobs bills (SB 5211/HB 1189) were both passed out of the fiscal committees, Senate Ways & Means and House Finance last week.

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