Pierce County's Department of Economic Development is offering grants for businesses making new investments that help them increase sales or productivity, or ensure against future market shocks. New machinery and equipment are eligible expenses, as are investments made in technology that improve your businesses' efficiencies or marketing reach. Funding comes from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA).
The grants are available to small businesses located in unincorporated Pierce County. Other conditions apply, including the number of full time employees (less than 20) and the years in operation (at least two years). Each applicant can apply for 50% of expenses up to $40,000, meaning up to $20,000 could be reimbursed to your businesses! Eligible expenses may have been incurred dating back to February 2022. For a full description of the grant and to apply, please visit the grant program's homepage.
Farm and food businesses are strongly encouraged to apply for this grant. You may ask questions of the grant administrators at the above link. One other note for your calendar:
- Pierce Conservation District and Bright Ide Acres are hosting a Chicken Processing Workshop on Saturday, September 24 at Bright Ide Acres in Orting. Registration information can be found at PCD's website. Please share this with anyone you know that may be interested.
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