We have big news: Businesses in unincorporated King County are getting an additional week to apply for a Small Business Assistance Grant.
The application period has been extended to Friday, Sept. 11. To apply or for more information, visit
kingcounty.gov/LocalBusinessHelp. Continue reading Deadline extended: Small businesses in unincorporated King County have until Sept. 11 to apply for COVID-19 assistance grants
Hugo Garcia, King County Local Services’ first Economic Development Program Manager
One of our goals at King County Local Services is to help our unincorporated communities thrive. This week, we took a big step in that direction as Hugo Garcia, our first Economic Development Program Manager, joined our team.
Hugo brings nearly 15 years of economic development experience, serving both rural and urban communities. He’s worked directly with small businesses during prosperous and tough economic times, and understands the dedication required to run a local business. Born in Guadalajara, Mexico, he immigrated to Seattle with his family in 1988. His father ran a restaurant here for years, which allowed Hugo to see first-hand the kinds of challenges small businesses face just to keep their doors open.
Continue reading Local Services’ first Economic Development Program Manager looks forward to helping businesses succeed in unincorporated King County
King County photo by Brandy Rettig
Swaths of unincorporated King County continue to feel the effects of the unprecedented winter storms, which have left several rural communities buried in snow and without power.
The storms have created several challenges, particularly in the east portion of the county, where residents have limited or no road access in or out of their neighborhoods, and where many neighborhoods do not have power.
Continue reading County establishes 24-hour helpline, requests help to reach unincorporated residents isolated by winter storms