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City of Tacoma Establishes Revitalization Grant Program

— Micro Businesses of Five or Fewer Employees, Including Owners, Eligible for Grants of Up to $10,000 Each — TACOMA, Wash. — In an effort to mitigate the negative economic impacts of COVID-19 on Tacoma’s micro businesses, defined as five or fewer employees including owners, the City of Tacoma’s Community and Economic Development Department has established …

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Economic Development Board Vitality Grant

The Economic Development Board for Tacoma-Pierce County is launching a new grant program for Pierce County small businesses! Federal CARES Act dollars provided through the Washington State Department of Commerce are now being used to design a new program to assist Pierce County community organizations and small businesses. The Economic Development Board Vitality Grant program will begin accepting applications …

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Taking Initiative to Link Together

According to Washington Women’s Business Center (WWBC), women owned businesses have increased by 28.5 percent in the Seattle metropolitan area in the last 12 years. Nationally, however, women account for only 16 percent of conventional small business loans, and women seeking first-year funding receive 80 percent less capital than their male counterparts. As a board …

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