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Business Planning and Development

Benton-Franklin Council of Governments

Economic guidance and assistance programs for our region with focus areas such as transportation planning, economic development and community development.

Better Business Bureau

Ethical marketplace where buyers and sellers locate businesses they can trust

Business Impact Northwest

Entrepreneurship counseling, with resources in coaching, training, and financial assistance.

Department of Revenue - Washington State

Resource for businesses to get started and maintain their licensing as well as file their taxes and ask questions

FUSE Launch

A program of Fuse Co-Working Space; this series of business events that assist entrepreneurs, seasoned professionals, and growing businesses access resources to launch new businesses, creations, and ideas.

Port of Benton

Fostering economic development, trade and tourism in our region by providing quality infrastructure and multi-modal transportation at a variety of sites.

Richland Public Library

Community resource for materials and classes for all ages to broaden their learning base and find basic resources for business. 

SCORE - Mid-Columbia Tri-Cities 

The Tri-Cities branch; provides mentor-ship and counseling for small businesses with a range of topics based on the needs of the individual.

Small Business Administration (National)

National tips, education, and loan/financing information for businesses

Small Business Development Centers - Washington State Chapter

National, statewide and now regional resources for small business development

Tri-Cities Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (TCHCC)

Located in Pasco, promotes growth with and for the Tri-Cities area. You may find a series of luncheons and evening seminars geared towards business outreach, community collaboration, and cultural growth.

Tri-City Development Council (TRIDEC)

Promotes economic diversification, facilitates job creation and retention, pursues new federal missions to support stability in federally funded operations, advocates and leads the Tri-Cities community on issues of economic importance.

Tri City Regional Chamber of Commerce

Chamber of commerce resources, training, and presentations

Washington Center for Women in Business

Business counseling, technical assistance, and training

Washington Procurement Technical Assistance Center

This program is designed to help the business community in all areas of selling to local, state, federal agencies, and government prime contractors.

Workforce and Employment

Benton-Franklin Workforce Development Council

Benton and Franklin counties have been designated by the Governor as a local workforce area, based on population, size, prior education and training performance and fiscal integrity. this agency is responsible for coordinating the local workforce development programs, activities of the local employment and training One-Stop center, establishing a youth committee, negotiating local performance standards, and developing a local Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act plan.


WorkSource is a statewide partnership of state, local and nonprofit agencies that provides an array of employment and training services to job seekers and employers in Washington.