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Economic Development Program

Washington County's Economic Development Program partners with local business support organizations, cities, and economic development agencies to provide resources for economic opportunity.

Resources for economic opportunity

A resource directory is a community-led priority identified in partnership with the Washington County Small Business Support Network. The network meets quarterly and is open to all business and workforce support organizations serving businesses and people across the county. Participants are representatives of these partners including community-based organizations, local area and culturally specific chambers of commerce. The group went through an asset mapping process to identify existing resources for small businesses and community and understand what is missing, through the lens of racial equity. Learn more about our programs and partnerships including how to get involved. More opportunities for small businesses to participate in activities are coming soon.

Process and criteria

Resources for small businesses and community is always changing, and the information may not reflect every resource available to your business or organization. If you have additional resources that align with our economic development framework, please share with [email protected]. Learn more about the Economic Development Program.

Language access

Washington County is committed to providing access to resources in all languages. If you need support in navigating these resources, please email [email protected].

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Economic Development Program Progress Report

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