Strong, inclusive economies begin with hometown pride.

OBJECTIVE:  To strengthen North Central Washington’s economy through grassroot initiatives to create resilient, thriving, inclusive communities.

MISSION:  To build   systems for local businesses and communities that create a vibrant, inclusive, and sustainable economy by strengthening, supporting, and celebrating entrepreneurship, rural and urban community development, racial equity and food access.

VISION

  • Resilient and increasingly self-reliant communities
  • Inclusive of all residents, who have widespread opportunities to succeed
  • Thriving, entrepreneurial & innovative community economic development

COMMUNITY

  • Build retail capacity
  • Access to a grant writer
  • Renovation potential
  • Subsidized opportunities for business attraction
  • Workforce developmentLocal investment networks

SMALL BUSINESS

  • Affordable scalability
  • Business expansion support
  • Brand awareness
  • Access to an expanded network

PROJECT ELEVATE

COMMUNITY

  • Build retail capacity
  • Access to a grant writer
  • Renovation potential
  • Subsidized opportunities for business attraction
  • Workforce development
  • Local investment networks

SMALL BUSINESS

  • Affordable scalability
  • Business expansion support
  • Brand awareness
  • Access to an expanded network

FOOD BASED ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

COMMUNITY

  • Address food deserts
  • Access to nutritious variety
  • Environment for community growth
  • Grant funding support
  • Capacity for Ag-related workforce opportunities
  • Establish/expand farm-to-destination system

SMALL BUSINESS

  • Broaden customer base
  • Support for regional expansion
  • Entry-level opportunities
  • Access to “Profiting from your Pivot”

NCW TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE

COMMUNITY

  • Attend/participate in the TA Forum
  • Get in front of decision makers
  • Feedback and guidance from the grant makers
  • Access to NCWEDD grant writer
  • Get vacant buildings listed on Backingsmallncw.com website

SMALL BUSINESS

  • Attend/participate in the TA Forum
  • Connect with Microenterprise Association
  • Connect with nontraditional loan options
  • Learn about funding options
  • Get feedback on financials and business plan
  • Get connected with potential incubator and retail space
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