Local Resources

Business Planning and Development

Benton-Franklin Council of Governments

Economic guidance and assistance programs

Business Impact Northwest

Entrepreneurship counseling, with resources in coaching, training, and financial assistance

SCORE - Mid-Columbia Tri-Cities

Tri-Cities branch of SCORE; mentorship and counseling to small businesses

Small Business Administration (National)

National tips, education, and loan/financing information for businesses

Small Business Development Corporation - Washington State Chapter

National and statewide resources for small business development

Tri-Cities Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (TCHCC)

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

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.

Tri-City Development Council (TRIDEC)

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.

Tri City Regional Chamber of Commerce

Chamber of commerce resources, training, and presentations

Washington Center for Women in Business

Business counseling, technical assistance, and training

Washington Procurement Technical Assistance Center

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-Franklin Workforce Development Council

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

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.