The Washington Small Business Development Center is providing an opportunity for you to invite individuals and businesses to attend an Export Assistance Training.

 The invitation and registration information can be accessed through the link below.

 The date for this workshop is Wednesday, March 22, 2023 at 1:00 p.m.

There is no fee.


The eCenter link is:

The Washington Minority Business Development Agency Business Center (WA MBDA) has been serving the Washington State business community since 2016. One of the recurring needs we observed, and the community expressed to us, are barriers to accessing capital.

WA MBDA has allocated $200,000 to provide direct business resiliency grants that help minority and/or woman-owned businesses “achieve more.”  Recipients of the Achieve More Grant (AMG) can use the funds for infrastructure improvements, employee training, and business equipment.

The deadline for businesses to apply for the Achieve More Grant is March 19, 2023.

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WA Way Project Fact Sheet 2022.08.05

Washington Way Complete Street Project

The City of Longview is on a mission to ensure our streets are safe, convenient, and accessible for everyone. A critical step in bringing this community vision to life is reimagining Washington Way—the main arterial street for the westside neighborhoods of Longview. With federal grant funding in the amount of $4,794,000 from the National Highway System Asset Management Program, this project aims to maximize the life expectancy of the roadway, improve active transportation options, increase safety and comfort, and reduce traffic incidents.

Proposed Improvements

• Re-pave Washington Way from Larch Street to 34th Avenue
• Re-stripe the street with considerations for bicycles and on-street parking access
• Upgrade sidewalk ramps to meet the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
• Improve traffic signals and roadway reconfiguration at the intersection of 20th, Kessler, 30th, and 32nd
Project Timeline
• Summer – Fall 2022: Gather public input and identify design alternatives
• Winter 2023: Gather public input on design options and select preferred design
• Summer 2023: Begin construction

Get Involved

The City of Longview is committed to understanding and balancing the needs of all community members. You can have a role in shaping the ultimate design.

Learn more & take the survey online
Visit the Online Open House and complete a brief survey to share your input.

Take the survey here!

Contact the project team directly
« (360) 442-5200

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The CEDC creates opportunities to foster success and economic growth in Cowlitz County. With thriving communities, a strong business environment, and diverse recreational opportunities, Cowlitz County has everything and more.
The CEDC promotes economic development and quality of life in our community by creating, retaining, and expanding high-quality jobs, facilitating growth, and helping provide a stable tax base and thriving economy.

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Cowlitz County has a strong business environment, centrally located within Washington, with access to a range of transportation alternatives, giving your business an affordable advantage.


As the main source of industrial property in Cowlitz County, our three ports have both the infrastructure and expertise needed for successful development.  

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Cowlitz County has something for everyone – biking, hiking, fishing, hunting, boating, sports, festivals, arts, theater and so much more!