Small Business Flex Fund raises an additional $40 million to support Washington state small businesses
15 Oct 2021
OLYMPIA, Wash., Oct. 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The Small Business Flex Fund hit a milestone this week, having now raised a total of $70 million in committed capital that will benefit small businesses and nonprofits, particularly those in underrepresented communities, across the state of Washington.
Launched earlier this summer, the Small Business Flex Fund is a public-private partnership aimed at helping small businesses and nonprofits recover from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and grow their business again. It began with a $30 million contribution from the Washington State Department of Commerce and has since raised an additional $40 million from Heritage Bank, JPMorgan Chase and WaFd Bank.
Help for Washington families with kids in child care expanded earlier this month, but local child care providers said many people still do not know about the changes and only some have seen the effects. The first change was a cap on the amount parents who receive subsidized child...
Washington’s ‘huge investments’ in early childhood development praised in national reportOct 13 2021
Washington is emerging as a leader in adopting effective early childhood policies and strategies over the past year, according to a new national report. The accolades come after state lawmakers greatly expanded child care initiatives the 2021 Legislative session by passing the Fair Start for Kids Act. The state...
Located in the basement of the local business non-profit’s office building in downtown Burien, this is a brand new workshop for Discover Burien members to ‘do-it-yourself’ and make stuff, from 3D printing to laser and vinyl cutting to podcasts and much more, using the latest technologies. “The space is...