Business Planning and Development
Economic guidance and assistance programs
Entrepreneurship counseling, with resources in coaching, training, and financial assistance
Tri-Cities branch of SCORE; mentorship and counseling to small businesses
Small Business Administration (National)
National tips, education, and loan/financing information for businesses
National and statewide resources for small business development
The Tri-Cities Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, located in Pasco, promotes growth with and for the Tri-Cities area. You may find a series of luncheons and evening seminars geared towards business outreach, community collaboration, and cultural growth.
Tri-Cities Launch, a program of Fuse Co-Working, is a series of business events that assist entrepreneurs, seasoned professionals, and growing businesses access resources to launch new businesses, creations, and ideas.
TRIDEC promotes economic diversification, facilitates job creation and retention, pursues new federal missions to support stability in federally funded operations and advocates and leads the Tri-Cities community on issues of economic importance.
Chamber of commerce resources, training, and presentations
Business counseling, technical assistance, and training
The Washington Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) program is designed to help the Washington State Business community in all areas of selling to local, state, federal agencies, and government prime contractors. If a company has questions in any area of selling to the government we will work with them to get answers.
Workforce and Employment
Benton and Franklin counties have been designated by the Governor as a local workforce area, based on population, size, prior education and training performance and fiscal integrity. The Benton-Franklin Workforce Development Council is responsible for coordinating the local workforce development programs, coordinating activities of the local employment and training One-Stop center, establishing a youth committee, negotiating local performance standards, and developing a local WIOA plan.
WorkSource is a statewide partnership of state, local and nonprofit agencies that provides an array of employment and training services to job seekers and employers in Washington.