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Snohomish County launches local business support site

 

Last updated 11/29/2020 at 12:23pm

Lee Lageschulte

Snohomish County has launched a program called Support SnoCo in an effort to boost the economic health of local businesses.

This program is one of the recommendations from the Snohomish County Economic and Workforce Recovery Task Force, and is funded through federal CARES Act resources.

A key feature of the effort is the SupportSnoCo.com site featuring local businesses from across the county and encouraging people to spend holiday dollars locally this year.

This effort allows businesses to both attract more customers and maintain their COVID-19 protocols during the holiday season.

Since being the first local government to set up COVID-19 response efforts in the country, Snohomish County has emerged as a national leader in pandemic recovery, according to the county.

Support SnoCo is a partnership bringing together public and private entities – including local chambers of commerce, cities, and towns – with the goal of supporting small businesses impacted by the pandemic.

The kickoff of the support campaign was on Black Friday and Small Business Saturday with the unveiling of http://www.SupportSnoCo.com.

"We know that local business owners and the people who work for them have had a very hard year," said Snohomish County Executive Dave Somers.

"We want this holiday season to bring a bit of cheer to our neighborhood businesses by encouraging people to shop locally and safely. The Support SnoCo Campaign provides residents, business owners, and visitors tools to help them make the most of the shopping season. In these challenging times, it is more important than ever that we support one another."

Visitors to the new Support SnoCo site can connect to local shops, access some of their favorite destinations online, and even create an itinerary to keep track of places they want to visit and support.

The Snohomish County Office of Economic Recovery and Resiliency supports the Economic and Workforce Recovery Task Force.

The office website, http://www.snohomishcountywa.gov/recovery, has information about COVID-19, as well as resources for businesses, workers impacted by layoffs, and the general public.

A chat service on the site answers common questions about economic recovery efforts.

 

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