Resources for Starting A Business

Washington has an assortment of resources ranging from downloadable handbooks, economic development organizations, chambers of commerce, sector-specific training, maker-spaces creating proof-of-concept prototypes and business incubator parks for anyone who wants to start a business and is willing to look for help, take advice and apply themselves.

We will begin with resources applicable to any business in Washington and narrow the focus to conclude with resources aimed at businesses in the Palouse Region of Washington and Whitman County.

Statewide Resources

Regional Washington Resources

The Palouse Region

  • Southeast Washington Economic Development Association (SEWEDA) – connects entrepreneurs, businesses, and industries within Asotin, Columbia, Garfield, and Whitman counties with federal, state, regional and local resources that promote economic vitality and create jobs
  • Startup Whitman– venture capital/angel investors, training, business plan counseling, networking, colocation workspaces, demographics, business incentives, university technology transfer, and economic development organizations in Whitman county

Pullman Resources

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