Snohomish County Office of Economic Recovery and Resiliency

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Snohomish County Business Recovery 2020
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Snohomish County will recover, and we will be stronger than ever.

COVID-19 has hit our community hard. In addition to the direct medical effects, it is having a heavy impact on our businesses, their employees, and our entire economy. While we remain focused on keeping our community healthy and safe, we are also working to provide assistance to our business community and their employees. Snohomish County is setting up tools to ensure the voices of our business community are heard regionally and nationally. We want to support our businesses and help them through this crisis, including facilitating access to state and federal emergency programs. Together, we will get through this.”

~Snohomish County Executive Dave Somers

Snohomish County’s Office of Economic Recovery and Resiliency:
The Office of Economic Recovery and Resiliency will work with local and regional partners to stabilize our economy, plan for economic recovery, build resiliency for our local employers and workforce.

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  1. Inslee extends eviction moratorium

    Gov. Jay Inslee extended protections for renters today as COVID-19 continues to impact the finances of Washingtonians statewide. Read on...
  2. Phase 2 Variance for Snohomish County Officially Submitted

    Following Board of Health & Snohomish County Council votes last Friday, & revisions to the application to respond to updated guidance, the variance to move to Phase 2 ... was submitted today by Snohomish County Executive Dave Somers. Read on...
  3. Phase 2 Variance for Snohomish County to be Submitted Monday

    In a series of back-to-back special meetings, the Board of Health and Snohomish County Council voted to approve resolutions in support of a Phase 2 variance application...Given updated criteria released today... Read on...
  4. Statement on Phase II Actions - Dave Somers, Snohomish County Executive

    "I want to thank the Snohomish Health District Board of Health and the Snohomish County Council for agreeing to apply for a variance to move us into Phase II of the Governor’s Re-opening Washington plan..." Read on...
  5. Snohomish County Leaders Push to Enter Phase II of Opening

    Today, Snohomish County Executive Dave Somers, Board of Health Chair Stephanie Wright, and County Council Chair Nate Nehring jointly announced their intention for Snohomish County to be moved into Phase 2 of Governor Inslee’s phased reopening plan... Read on...
  6. Snohomish County Approves Business Relief Grants

    Today, Snohomish County Executive Dave Somers thanked the Snohomish County Council for the approval of two new grant programs for businesses, allowing the application process to open. Read on...
  7. Snohomish County Executive Proposes Business Relief Funds to Preserve the Economy

    Today, Snohomish County Executive Dave Somers proposed the creation of two new grant programs for businesses: first a Small Business Relief, Recovery, and Resiliency (R3) Grant Program; and, second, a First in Flight Fund for Paine Field Airport tenants.. Read on...
  8. Snohomish County Business Changes Production to PPE

    Today, Wizard International and Snohomish County announced progress on local Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) production. Wizard International donated 200 face shields to Snohomish County for distribution to health care workers and first responders. Read on...
  9. Inslee signs new COVID-19 order for phased re-opening of Washington’s economy

    Safe Start is a data-driven plan that includes regional variances based on population and low COVID-19 counts... Read on...
  10. Snohomish County Economic Recovery Task Force Working to Jumpstart Economy

    Snohomish County Executive Dave Somers and County Council Chair Nate Nehring held the first Snohomish County Economic and Workforce Recovery Task Force, laying the groundwork for economic recovery... Read on...
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