Open For Business

U.S. Small Business Administration

(206) 553-7310

They offer:

  • Aid

  • Counsel

  • Assist and protect the interests of small business concerns

  • Preserve free competitive enterprise

  • Maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our nation

Business Services

Cowlitz-Wahkiakum Council of Governments
Services include: financial assistance, trainings, and resources for business owners and those that want to start up a business. 
207 4th Ave North
Kelso, WA
(360) 577-3041
Hours: Monday-Friday (8:30am-5:00pm)

Work Opportunity Tax Credit: Employers can receive a federal tax break for hiring certain job seekers up to $2400-$9600 per eligible employee. 

Mercy Corps Northwest: Provides grants, loans, and education to new and existing businesses. CLICK HERE for the MCNW english language flyer, and CLICK HERE for the spanish language version.

SCOREThis site offers information and mentorship on starting a business.

COVID-19 Businesses Resources Page