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Economic Development - Washington State

Find Broadband is an unbiased tool designed to make the telecom industry more transparent. It shows every local business internet provider, the nearest data centers, and a competition map for Washington.

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.

There are 12 regional workforce areas in Washington overseen by Workforce Development Councils.

The Municipal Research & Services Center (MRSC) is a non-profit, independent organization created in 1969 to continue programs established in 1934.

The state agency responsible for economic development in Washington.

The WERC was formed to bring resources to light for businesses around the state interested in selling their products and services throughout the global marketplace.

The Department of Commerce offers your growing business several loan programs.

Economic Development - National

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

Washington State agencies have been asked by Governor Inslee to do 5% of their purchasing from Veteran or Service-member Owned Businesses.

The State Trade and Export Promotion Program provides up to $5,000 in export vouchers for small businesses interested in expanding their international sales.

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

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