Commerce, EDC announce local recipients of the “Working Washington Small Business Emergency Grant”

  • Mon May 25th, 2020 1:02pm
  • Life

Submitted by San Juan County Environmental Development Council

The Washington State Department of Commerce, Gov. Jay Inslee’s office, and the San Juan County Environmental Development Council, announced the recipients of the Working Washington Small Business Emergency Grant in San Juan County. The program was created to provide small grants to businesses with 10 or fewer employees, to help them survive the downturn caused by COVID-19.

Twenty-one businesses on Lopez, Orcas, San Juan and Shaw were awarded a total of $149,699. The grants were from the Inslee’s emergency fund and will allow businesses to pay for essential expenses like rent.

“We were absolutely thrilled when the Governor’s office and Commerce created this funding mechanism to support our local business owners,”EDC Executive Director Victoria Compton said.

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