Snohomish County Office of Economic Recovery and Resiliency

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Snohomish County Business Recovery 2020
Dave Somers

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.

Snohomish County is now in Phase 2

The State has issued a template to be used by any businesses allowed to re-open under Phase 3 that have not already received industry guidance. The template will walk businesses through best practices for sanitation, social distancing, PPE, scheduling, serving customers, and more, allowing them to meet health and safety requirements by taking an approach that works best for their operations. Templates need to be completed and kept on-site, but do not need to be submitted to the State for review. Importantly, industry-specific guidance remains in effect. You can read more here and access the Phase 3 template here.
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CARES Funded Projects

  1. To Boost Neighborhood Businesses, Snohomish County Launches “Support SnoCo”

    Snohomish County today announced the launch of SupportSnoCo to boost the economic health of local businesses. This program is one of the recommendations ... Read on...
  2. Snohomish County Supports Small Business Resiliency With Safe Start Kits

    Snohomish County is launching its Safe Start Kits program during fall holiday season to help small businesses stay safe. Local businesses are key for our economy & quality of life, they also lead by example & help set the tone during challenging times. Read on...
  3. NW Innovation Resource Center Announces the Launch of Project Reinvent and Startup NW

    NW Innovation Resource Center Announces the Launch of Project Reinvent and Startup NW as Part of Long-Term Efforts to Address the Impacts of COVID-19 on Small Businesses Read on...
  4. New Emergency Grants Available to Small Businesses in Snohomish County

    Economic Alliance Snohomish County (EASC) will be accepting applications for emergency grants up to $10,000 each, intended to cover a variety of expenses associated with the impact of COVID-19. For-profit businesses located in Snohomish County... Read on...
  5. Snohomish County Announces Aerospace Grant Awards for Workforce Training

    Snohomish County announced grant awards for Aerospace Employment Recovery & Training Program. This grant program is part of the countys plan to use federal CARES Act resources to support those businesses & their employees impacted by COVID-19 pandemic. Read on...
  6. Inslee releases updated reopening guidance

    Gov. Jay Inslee today released an additional guidance document following last week's announcement of guidance updates in Washington's Safe Start phased reopening plan following the extension of the proclamation. The memo outlines the updates..., Read on...
  7. Snohomish County Announces Grant Awards

    Today, Snohomish County announced grant awards for the Relief, Recovery and Resiliency (R3) and the First in Flight (F3) grant programs. These grant programs are part of the county’s plan to use federal CARES Act... Read on...
  8. Snohomish County Provides Second Round of Small Business Relief Grants

    Today, Snohomish County Executive Dave Somers announced the second round of the Small Business Relief, Recovery, and Resiliency (R3) Grant Program. This grant program is a key part ... to help businesses impacted by the pandemic... Read on...
  9. Snohomish County Approved to Move to Phase 2

    Snohomish County and the Snohomish Health District received notification from Secretary of Health John Wiesman today that their Phase 2 variance application has been approved. The official approval letter is available online, and is effective immediately. Read on...
  10. 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...
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