CARES Funded Economic Recovery Projects

Response to COVID-19


Economic & Workforce Recovery Task Force Report

The initial findings and recommended strategies were compiled into a report to inform the County and Region's approach to the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Click here to download the report.

Economic & Workforce Recovery Task Force Resiliency Addendum

The Economic & Recovery Task Force convened in the Fall of 2020 to deliberate and recommend strategies to build an infrastructure of resiliency following the COVID-19 pandemic. Click here to download the Addendum Report.

Economic Resiliency Strategy for the Future

The purpose of the Economic Resiliency Strategy for the Future is to support economic recovery in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, and to fortify businesses and workers against future economic crises. The report contains a number of strategies that have been implemented acreoss Snohomish County that can serve as examples for communities to consider in their resiliency building and recovery efforts. Click here to download this project.

Small Business Equity & Resiliency Report

The project examined the impacts of COVID-19 on historically disadvantaged small businesses through in-depth data analysis, surveys, and interviews. The findings and actionable strategies to support small businesses were briefed in workshops to small business service service providers, economic developers, and small businesses. The goal is to strengthen Snohomish County's small business service delivery and address equity, inclusion and opportunity gaps. Click here to download this project.

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Support SnoCo

The Support SnoCo campaign promoted small retail businesses during the holiday season with a county-wide website, social media, and marketing campaign to support local small businesses that have been adversely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Click here to go to the Support SnoCo Website. 

5G Food Resiliency

The project addressed the significant impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the County’s agriculture sector. This project will assist businesses, workers and consumers through the development of a 5G test-bed that employed new technology and new capabilities to strengthen food chain resiliency. 

Aerospace Resiliency

The Snohomish County Aerospace Resiliency provided  business solutions, training, certification and business matchmaking to preserve aerospace businesses and jobs to promote the economic resiliency of Snohomish County aerospace companies due to the economic impacts of COVID-19.

Tech Academy

The project supports dislocated workers impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic tand allows them to pursue careers in high-demand occupations in the information technology industry and match them with businesses that need talent. 

PPE Safe Start Kits

This project distributed kits of Personal Protective Equipment to local businesses in time for the Holiday shopping season to ensure safety for both the businesses and consumers. Click Here to learn more about this project.