MBDA-Tacoma Business Center COVID-19 response!
The MBDA-Tacoma Business Center is operated by the City of Tacoma and will follow the health guidance and directives of the jurisdiction of the State of Washington and the City of Tacoma.
Tacoma City Manager Elizabeth Pauli and Tacoma Mayor Victoria Woodards proclaimed a state of emergency in response to COVID-19 at 1 p.m. on Thursday, March 12, 2020 in accordance with the Tacoma Municipal Code Chapter 1.10. The proclamation of emergency will be confirmed by the City Council at the earliest practicable time.Read More
Pierce Transit, along with its planning partners, are in the final stages of planning an improved service called Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) along a 14.4-mile corridor on Pacific Avenue/State Route 7 between downtown Tacoma and Spanaway.
Read on for BRT project details and Frequently Asked Questions.
Although Referendum 88 was not successful, Governor Jay Inslee remains “deeply committed to continue efforts that address opportunity for all Washingtonians consistent with current law. ” Read Inslees’s full statement here.
Sound Transit, the Central Puget Sound Regional Transit Authority, hereby gives notice pursuant to 49 Code of Federal Regulations Part 26, issued by the U. S. Department of Transportation, that Sound Transit will set the following DBE utilization goal for Federal Fiscal Years 2020 – 2022.
Federal Transit Administration
Federally Assisted Projects: 15.3%
VendorConnect is the new portal to view Port of Seattle Opportunities. Procurement and contract opportunities for construction, consulting, and goods and services. This one stop location can be used for registering for small works (construction less than $300,000), consulting services, and goods and services rosters.
The Washington State Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) helps businesses through government-contracting marketplace. Their mission is to increase the number of government contracts awarded to Washington businesses. They provide no cost one-on-one technical assistance.
Washington State PTAC will be celebrating National PTAC Day on September 18, 2019. Please see details below from Washington PTAC to learn about the special webinars coming up in September:
Join the SBA Seattle District Office and other small business organizations on Saturday, Sept. 21 for the free annual Washington Small Business Fair — also known as Biz Fair— to learn from the experts how to start or grow a successful business. Entering its 23rd year, Biz Fair is the longest running all government and non-profit-run small business fair in Washington state.Read More