News

WEDA in the News

IGNITE 22 - 19

“WEDA’s Economic Development Awards celebrate outstanding achievement in economic development at the highest level,” said WEDA Board Chair Gary Ballew, who also serves as Vice President of Economic Development for Greater Spokane Inc. “There are leaders across our entire state working tirelessly to recover and grow jobs and strengthen economic vitality in their communities. These awards honor leaders and projects that are excelling in this important work.”

OLYMPIA – Today the Legislature passed a historic transportation investment package that addresses challenges facing our state– including a maintenance backlog on highways and bridges, completing projects already underway and new investments in ferries, transit and other critical projects.

The Move Ahead Washington package (ESSB 5974 and ESSB 5975) was passed today by the House and the Senate and will now be sent to the Governor’s office for signature.

bigstock-Ppp-Word-On-Wooden-Cube-401830718

The Washington Economic Development Association (WEDA), the National Development Council (NDC) and leaders of the Washington Small Business Recovery Working Group are urging small businesses and non-profits to act now to secure a forgivable Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan.

WEDA Awards Plaque2

Media release: WEDA Celebrates Excellence in Economic Development with 2021 WEDA Economic Development Awards

“WEDA’s Economic Development Awards celebrate outstanding achievement in economic development at the highest level,” said WEDA Board Chair Mike Bomar, who also serves as Director of Economic Development for the Port of Vancouver USA, “There are leaders across our entire state working tirelessly to recover jobs and rebuild their communities. These awards honor leaders and projects that are excelling in this important work.”

small bizwa screenshot1

WEDA, the National Development Council (NDC) and leaders of the Washington State Small Business Recovery Working Group announced the launch of SmallBizHelpWA.com, a digital resource hub designed to help small businesses and nonprofits, particularly those from underserved communities, navigate the recently re-opened Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and upcoming funding opportunities.

Connect with WEDA Online

Find WEDA on Facebook and LinkedIn to keep up with the latest news and updates.

Washington Economic Development Association

3 days 21 hours ago

Save-the-Date for WEDA's 2022 Summer Conference! YOU ARE INVITED to join fellow economic development, government, port, business, tribal, education/workforce and community leaders from throughout Washington

Washington Economic Development Association

5 days 17 hours ago

A few sights — and available sites — from the City of Chehalis, Lewis County and the Port of Chehalis today. We were there for

Washington Economic Development Association

2 weeks 1 day ago

Congratulations to the WA Center for Women in Business and Thurston EDC/Center for Business & Innovation on an excellent “INSPIRE” Women’s Business Conference today! Great

Recent WEDA Newsletters

October 2019 Issue

business-owner-newsletter-img

WEDA's 2020 Legislative Agenda is Released

Let's Make It Happen!

wind-energy-newsletter-img

WEDA's 2020 Legislative Agenda

children-player-newsletter-img

Message from WEDA Executive Director, Suzanne Dale Estey

Building on Our Momentum, Moving Forward Together

business-employee-newsletter-img

Artificial Intelligence: A Game-Changer for Corporate Space

Article courtesy of Area Development, written by Pranav Tyagi

business-work-newsletter-img

Tips of the Trade for Economic Development Professionals

Skill Clusters: A Better Way to Market and Match Your Region’s Talent to Companies, written by Joshua Wright, EMSII

soloar-energy-newsletter-img

New bus, new tour as AWB prepares to celebrate 'Made in Washington'

port-newsletter-img

Ideas, Innovation, Inspiration: Get Involved with Global Entrepreneurship Month

November 2019

Past Newsletters

May 2019 Issue

business-people-newsletter-img

Message from WEDA Board Chair, Jonathan Smith

Progress Abounds for WEDA - Please join us!

olympia-newsletter-img

Legislative Wrap Up: Solid Progress for Economic Development in Olympia

seattle-newsletter-img

WEDA Celebrates Economic Development Week

May 6 - 11, 2019

January 2019 Issue

seattle-construction

Message from the Executive Director, Suzanne Dale Estey

Why Economic Development Matters & Why You Should Care

business-person-newsletter-img

Tips of the Trade for Economic Development Professionals

Turn Divestment into New Investment & Success, written by Michael Hass, CEO, PM&P

business-owner-2-newsletter-img

Legislative Update: WEDA’s Agenda in Action

bremerton-newsletter-img

Innovation Corner: Bremerton-Silverdale - #6 Most Innovative Metro Area,

Sign Up for the WEDA Newsletter

WEDA offers high quality training and networking opportunities throughout the year. To stay informed on upcoming WEDA events and the latest information on economic development in the state, sign up for our newsletter.

Economic Development in the Headlines

The Future of the MBA

Public Works Board Approves Over $5.4 Million in Loans to Communities in Need

Washington State Community Economic Revitalization Board

Invests $1,437,500 to Support Economic Development

Washington Ranks "Most Competitive" in U.S. by a Wide Margin for Aerospace Manufacturing

Governor Inslee Approves Opportunity Zones in Communities Across Washington

Report Shows Dramatic Growth in Energy Efficiency Jobs

With Washington State Leading the Charge

Washington State Community Economic Revitaliation Board Invests $2.25 Million in 5 Counties

Scroll to Top