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Snohomish County to spend $5.2M to support small businesses


Last updated 4/28/2022 at 9:38am

Snohomish County Executive Dave Somers

Snohomish County executive Dave Somers has announced $5.2 million in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) investments to support pandemic recovery efforts for small businesses, entrepreneurs, and tourism.

These investments include: the creation of a Small Business Innovation Assistance (SBIA) program, which provides technical assistance and grants to small businesses and entrepreneurs; and an expansion of the county's tourism marketing initiative.

In the county, 90% of businesses have fewer than 20 employees, and these small businesses account for the highest percentage of employment among all...

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