PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Washington Governor Jay Inslee talked about economic recovery during a press conference on Tuesday.
“I’ll be blunt about this – what we’re going to talk about today is just the start of what we need to do. we have a long economic recovery ahead of us,” he said.
First, Inslee announced the Working Washington Small Business Emergency Grant. They will provide up to $10,000 for small businesses under 10 employers. It can be used for rent, utility bills, supplies, inventory, or other operating expenses, he said.
Inslee was joined by Lisa Brown, director of Commerce and Colleen McAleer, executive director of the Clallam County Economic Development Council.
He then spoke about helping get federal assistance for small businesses, non profits, independent contractors and those who are self employed.
The conference comes the same day that Inslee announced the launch of the WA Food Fund, a statewide food relief program for those affected by the pandemic.
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